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Time Team: Series 17, 2010 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.
Corridors of Power - Westminster Abbey
A Saintly Site - Baliscate, Isle of Mull
Bridge over the River Tees - Piercebridge
Halls of a Saxon King - Sutton Courtenay
Massacre in the Cellar - Hopton Castle
Potted History - Cunetio
Death & Dominoes - Norman Cross
Something for the Weekend - Tregruk Castle
Priory Engagement - Burford
Governor's Green - Portsmouth
There's a Villa here somewhere.. - Litlington
Commanding Heights - Dinmore Hill
Rooting for the Romans - Bedford Purlieus

Massacre in the Cellar - Hopton Castle

This week Tony and the Team visit the remains of Hopton Castle in Shropshire, where they try to combine contemporary accounts and their own archaeological findings to produce an unbiased view of an English Civil War battle that took place there in 1644.
The Team also searches for evidence that could reveal the true fate of the defeated Parliamentary soldiers that had been trying to defend the castle.

Among the finds from deep underground were an early 17th century gold coin in pristine condition and many mortar and cannon balls, as well as fragments of pottery. The excavations also uncovered the remains of cellars and a kitchen which have been buried for centuries.

Hopton Castle Trust’s secretary Tom Baker said: “The excavations were very exciting and fully justify our plans to restore this fascinating piece of Shropshire’s history, as it would be a tragedy to allow it fall further into disrepair.”

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