Ancient remains to go on display in village

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Ancient remains which give a glimpse of what life was like in early Stone have been 
uncovered by archeologists.

The dig, which happened before developers Vanderbilt Homes move in to build luxury homes, uncovered what could be a blacksmiths, complete with forge at the site in Bishopstone Road – a very rare 
find.

Other items have so far included belt buckles, bells and pottery which date back to between the 10th and 12th century.

And on Thursday, July 14, members of the public can visit the dig site, and see some of the finds for themselves.

Andy Peachey, of archeological solutions who is leading the excavation, said: “We have uncovered ten plots which probably formed part of a medaeval village.

“Stone is recorded in the Doomsday Book and the pottery dates bet between the 10th and 12th century.

“The village is probably earlier, and we believe that it originated before the Norman Conquest.

“We are very excited about what could possibly be a smithy (blacksmiths), it is a home with a large furnis attached to it. We have proved that this is what it is just yet, but if it is it is a very rare find.”

And Andy says that he hopes residents and 
other interested members of the public will come along to find out more about life in ancient Stone.

He said: “On the day there will be a walk along the locations where the archeologist have been excavating, and there will also be a selection of the finds on display. I would advise people to 
wear stout footwear if they come to visit, because it does get very muddy.”

The site will eventually be the location for 12 luxury four and five bed homes, and the excavation began because the site was deemed to be of archeological interest by Aylesbury Vale District Council when the developers put in the planning application for the build.

The open day runs from 10am until 3pm and there will be parking available for visitors at the Stone recreation ground.