Hinckley Archaeological Society

Celebrating 25 years of local archaeological investigation 1995 to 2020

Hinckley, in south-west Leicestershire, is in an area surrounded by a wealth of major archaeological and historical features from Bronze Age barrows to the crossing of two major Roman roads, Watling Street and the Fosse Way. Hinckley Archaeological Society (HAS) finds, records and interprets archaeological evidence in the Hinckley area and is open to all who take an interest in the history and archaeology of south-west Leicestershire.

Fieldwalking is one of the key techniques that the Hinckley Archaeological Society uses to locate sites of local archaeological and historical interest. Hinckley Archaeological Society also liaises with other local archaeological and historical societies.

Members also participate in the following activities

  • Small scale archaeological digs
  • Metal detecting
  • Landscape and village surveys
  • Educational excursions
  • Displays, talks & exhibitions
  • Helping to teach pupils about archaeology at local schools

New members are always welcome – no experience, knowledge or equipment is required!

  • Annual membership is £15. 

For further details and how to join the Hinckley Archaeological Society please contact either:

Forthcoming events

We are delighted to announce that our regular talk series is resuming. Check out the details below for our next two talks. Details in the posters below.

  • Monday 6 June: Peter Liddle talking on “The Rutland Roman Villa Project”
  • Monday 4 July: Mathew Morris talking on “Archaeology after Richard III”
  • Tuesday 12 July: Guided walk around Medieval Hinckley
  • Tuesday 19 July: Guided walk around Medieval Hinckley

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Newsletter

The latest issues of the HAS newsletter can be downloaded below: