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Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Community dig sheds new light on Wark Castle in Northumberland
A community dig has shed new light on a castle which for centuries was in the front line of the conflict between England and Scotland.
It has shown that Wark Castle on the Northumberland side of the River Tweed was more of a heavyweight prospect than previously believed.
The excavations are the latest in a series by the Flodden 500 Archaeological project.
The venture began in 2009 with a grant from English Heritage in the run-up to last year’s marking of the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden.