The Hogsmill Project

In July 2011 the Society conducted a week-long dig on a site alongside the Hogsmill at Tolworth. The investigations included test pitting, metal detecting, and core sampling down to 5 metres.  The archaeologists are now hoping to reconstruct the environmental history of the site, discover how vegetation changed over the centuries, identify the river’s prehistoric channels, and find out what  human beings might have been doing there. Helping out, and learning how to be archaeologists, were Kingston’s Scouts, and many other local children. The dig took place on open land used by the Scouts as an Activity Centre. You can read about the work on site in our Field Diary with personal accounts of activities day by day.
  • For June and July 2012 KUTAS created a large exhibition: "'The Hogsmill, A Journey Through Time", to run for 8 weeks at Kingston Museum. The exhibition pulls together an interesting mix of history, archaeology, geology, and great facts and stories.

    About KUTAS

    The Hogsmill Project

    The Society was formed in 1969 by a group of people who had gathered the previous year to excavate the site of a 14th century pottery kiln on the corner of Lady Booth Road and Eden Street. They took as their emblem an image from a fragment found during the dig – a “King’s Head” from the side of a mediaeval jug.

    KUTAS has been active ever since, both in excavations and in recording and helping to protect Kingston’s historic buildings and ancient heritage.

    Read more on the About KUTAS page »