Archaeological Dig at Killerton

Exeter University Archaeological Dig at Killerton

The University of Exeter archaeology department are excavating a site close to Columbjohn Chapel on the Killerton estate. Visit the excavation site and discover what they have found.

The university team are hoping to locate the manor house at Columbjohn, purchased by Sir John Acland in 1580. The manor house was a significant location during the English Civil War, 1642-1649. Visit a trench; speak with students about their finds and learn about the significance of Columbjohn during the Civil War There will be an exhibition in the Engine House displaying the finds of the dig on 13 & 14 July. This forms part of the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology.


For more information visit our website page on the Archaeological Dig.