Kinver Edge Archaeological Project

Group Name

Kinver Edge Archaeological Group


Kinver Edge is an area of considerable archaeological and historical significance, yet until now it has undergone almost no archaeological work. The area is rightly famous for its ancient hill forts and rock-cut houses, but what the group has revealed is that these sit in a superbly preserved but fragile landscape of fields, roadways, ruined houses and tunnels, dating from the prehistoric to the 1940s.
Themes include;
• Recording and interpreting rock-cut buildings and structures, developing a methodology for the UK
• Analysing a very complex multi-period landscape
• Understanding how to conserve this threatened landscape
• Sites range from the Mesolithic (flint scatters) to the Cold War (a massive underground bunker). This is one of the very few places in this region where the whole span of human activity can be seen and can be studied without intrusive intervention.


124, High Street, Kinver, Staffs, DY76HQ

Main Contact

Emily Edwards


01384 873397


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