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Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group was founded in 1972 to enable those with an interest in local archaeology and history to take an active part in discovering and recording our district's past. 


HAARG Journal began in 1979 and was issued at intervals under a variety of titles until 1987. From this date until 1992 a number of reports were issued as individual titles without numbering. Most of these early issues are out of print, but a few are available and copies of all are held in the Group's library. 

The "New Series" began in 1995 and No.1 contained a bibliography of all previous publications and a subject index of local articles in them. Issues 1 and 2 were edited by Rod Lavers supported by an Editorial Panel; Issues from 3 onward have been edited by David Padgham; each consists of 20 pages. 

 The following are the dates of issue and titles of the main articles in the "New Series" Journals; most issues also contain shorter "Field Notes" and reports of site visits: 

Top of page No.1 - August 1995

Hastings in 1153        David Padgham
Roman Coin Hoard found at Ore in 1989      William Dance
Little Ridge Farm - the Conquest Hospital Site    David Padgham
Excavations at Phoenix Brewery, Hastings     David Padgham
The Ancient East Hill Cemetery     Rod Lavers
Ecclesbourne      John Clements

Top of page No.2 - October 1996

Hastings in Domesday Book - a stray reference under Lincolnshire     David Padgham
Northeye     Julian Porter
55 High Street, Hastings - Excavation Report          Anne Scott
An Ancient Road across the Weald    David Padgham

Top of page No.3 - May 1997

Hastings, Haestingaceaster & Hestingaport             The Editor
Hastings & Pevensey        Rex Marchant
How Important were the Hastingas?     David Padgham
Charles Dawson     John Manwaring Baines, FSA
Excavations at 42 High Street, Hastings      Anne Scott and John Clements
Wartime Graffiti        Eric Wetherill
19/20 High Street, Hastings     David Padgham
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre         Leslie Feakes
Iron Age Site at Cliff End, Fairlight     Leslie Feakes and Zoe Vahey

Top of page No.4 - December 1997

HAARG 25th Anniversary (a brief history)  The Editor
Saxon Stirrup Mounts       Cathy Walling
The Enclosure on East Hill, Hastings     Simon  Rowson
Well at 6 Upper Lake, Battle     Mike Greenhalgh
Priory Meadow, Hastings - metal detecting finds     Mike Greenhalgh and Jim Simpkins
Reviewing  Piltdown: the Hastings Connection      John Clements
Glesham (Glossams) Manor in Beckley - a documentary search    David Padgham
Review of Old St. Helen's Church [Ore]              John Clements

Top of page No.5 - May 1998

Anglo-Saxon Mints - the local connection     David Padgham
The Appledore Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Coins   The Editor
Ore Watermill      William Dance
The Mesolithic Period in Britain      John Clements
The Ladies' Parlour, Hastings in a Mesolithic context        David Padgham
Hastings Castle construction of access steps, 1992             Cathy Walling
Bohemia Pottery - medieval kilns           Rod Lavers

Top of page No.6 - December 1998

The Caves on Minnis Rock, Hastings       John Clements & The Editor
Hastings Town Wall     The Editor
Metal Detecting notes

Top of page No.7 - May 1999

A Vaulted Undercroft at Hiham Green, Winchelsea     David Padgham and members
The Pilot Field      William Dance
Listing of Hastings Town Hall (Grade II)
Metal Detecting notes
Where was Westfield Roman Villa?           David Padgham

Top of page No.8 - December 1999

Saxo-Norman Hastings          Dr. Mark Gardiner, FSA
Wealden History & Archaeology (summary of papers by Dr. Mark Gardiner)
The Battle Abbey Records          The Editor
"Malcolm Mitchell's Cellar" (42 High St., Hastings)     Zoe Vahey and John Clements
A Field called Rivers [in Ore]      William Dance
Hastings Priory Watermill     William Dance
Crowham Forge, Westfield    David Padgham

Top of page No.9 - May 2000

Moated Site at Glesham (Glossams), Beckley - interim report     Dr. Andrew Woodcock
Excavations at 1-2 Oak Passage, Hastings      Anne Scott & Paul Reed
Winter's Dairy Site, Rye       Alan Dickinson & Mike Greenhalgh
Well House at Ore Place     Tony Moore

Top of pageNo.10 - December 2000

Moated Site at Lower Snailham, Guestling    David Padgham
Iron Ore from East Cliff      Tony Moore
Geology of the Hastings Valleys     David Padgham
Roman Iron Working in the Hastings Area             The Editor
Church of St. Andrew-sub-Castro, Hastings     David Padgham
Fairlight Down      William Dance

Top of page No.11 - Summer 2001

Inhumations at 43 Castle Hill Road, Hastings       Mike Greenhalgh
Hastings Castle Cliff              David Padgham
Church of St. Andrew-sub-Castro (new information)    David Padgham
Investigation of 5 High St., Hastings          Dr. Peter Marsden
Charles Dawson the Hoaxer: 1864-1916             David Padgham

Top of page No.12 - Winter 2001

Excavations at Glesham (Glossams), Beckley - 2nd. interim report     Dr. Andrew Woodcock and members
Did the Oxenbridge family build the house at Glesham?    David Padgham
The Lost Settlement of Bulverhythe    David Padgham

Top of page No.13 - Summer 2002

Stone House, Beauport Park - Archaeological Investigations     David Padgham
"Magazine", Winchelsea     Chris Butler MIFA & David Padgham
Beaney's Lane    David Padgham
Watching Brief at Bexleigh Avenue     Simon Stevens, BA, MIFA

Top of pageNo.14 - Winter 2002

Watching Brief at St. Oswald's Church, Hooe    David Padgham
Well at 7 The Croft, Hastings     Mike Greenhalgh
Ice House at Summerfields, Hastings     David Padgham & Mike Greenhalgh
Excavations at Glesham (Glossams), Beckley, 2002     Dr. Andrew Woodcock
Fairlight Place     David Padgham & Mike Greenhalgh
Spray's Bridge Watermill, Westfield    David Padgham

Top of pageNo.15 - Summer 2003

Stone House, Beauport Park - further investigations David Padgham and Christopher Whittick
Watching Briefs: 42 Lower Lake, Battle; Filsham Farm House (adjacent); Pound Cottage, School Hill, Winchelsea; South Lodge, Oaklands Park, Sedlescombe [formerly Westfield] Mike Greenhalgh
Glossams Place, Beckley - the "Mystery Ceramic Fragment" David Padgham
The Lost Settlement of Bulverhythe - Additional Historical Details David Padgham incorporating notes by Mark Gardiner, Christopher Whittick and Richard Coates.

Top of pageNo.16 - Winter 2003

Leslie Cottage, 33 Bourne Walk, Hastings David Padgham & John Shirlaw
Early history ow Wilting Manor David Padgham & John Rea
Two historic farms in Ore: Cold harbour & Stalkhurst William Dance
Medieval slate roofing in Sussex David Padgham
A classification of bricks for S-E England David Padgham
Romans in Westfield - further evidence from place-names David Padgham
Field Notes: Watching Briefs Mike Greenhalgh
A Roman site at Arlnigton, and Field-Walking at Jevington Lynn Russell

Top of pageNo 17, Summer 2004, is a special issue devoted entirely to the Archaeology & History of Hastings Country Park. This is a new enlarged edition of a booklet published in 1992 and will shortly be issued in booklet form for permanent public sale.

Top of pageNo 18 Winter 2004,

Excavations at "Dickens Cottage" David Padgham, Anne Scott and Mike Greenhalgh
Stilefields & Torelands, a tenement in Ore William Dance
Neolithic Flint Tool from Crowhurst Lynn Russell & Greg Chuter
Excavations at Glossams Place, Beckley, 2004 Dr. Andrew Woodcock & members

Top of pageNos 19/20, 2005,:

The ancient parish of St.Leonard, and Norman Road Methodist Church David Padgham
A Survey of Fairlight Place, 1728 William Dance
Watching Brief at Plat Cottage, Winchelsea Mike Austin
Stonehouse in Beauport Park - further foundations Lynn Russell
Watching Briefs members
Hogtrough Lane, Winchelsea: brief site reports members
Shellers Green Farm, Fairlight & Guestling William Dance
Rocklands Earthwork on East Hill, Hastings David Padgham

Top of pageNo 21, Summer 2006,

Archaeological excavation at 49 Terminus Ave, Bexhill Kevin Cornwell
The supposed Roman road at Stonestile Lane, Westfield Kevin Cornwell
Watching Brief at Winding St., Hastings Paul Riccoboni, BA. (A.S.E.)
Saltcote hamlet in Playden parish Eric C Wetherill
Hastings Country Park: excavations above Warren Glen Alice Thorne (A.S.E.)
Land and field names in All Saints parish, Hastings William Dance

Top of pageNo 22, Winter 2006:

Further excavations at Dickens Cottage David Padgham, Lynn Russell & Kevin Cornwell
Barbed & tanged flint arrowheads from Hastings area Kevin Cornwell
St. John the Baptist Church, Sedlescombe Kevin Cornwell
Excavations at 17/18 High St., Hastings Lynn Russell & Kevin Cornwell
Field Names on West Hill, Hastings and Halton William Dance
Warren Glen, Fairlight - walkover survey Kevin Cornwell & Lynn Russell
Prehistoric activity in Crowhurst Kevin Cornwell
Geophysical Survey at Church Field, Pevensey Lynn Russell
Excavation of a double ditch & bank on East Hill David Padgham
Watching Briefs.

Top of pageNo 23, Summer 2007:

A Roman site in Wittersham at Bates Farm Sarah Burgess & Jane Davidson
Castle Croft, Ninfield Kevin & Lynn Cornwell, and David Padgham
"Farleys" (Yew Tree Cottage), Udimore Susan McGrath
Barbed & tanged arrowheads - further report Kevin Cornwell
Cooden Cliff Kevin Cornwell
Land names in and around St. Mary in the Castle parish William Dance
Romano-British bloomery site, Fore Wood, Crowhurst Kevin & Lynn Cornwell
Masonry dumped in Hollington Stream at South Saxons David Padgham
Watching Briefs
Hastings Country Park: a walkover survey by Richard James, reviewed David Padgham

Top of page No 24 Winter 2008

A Roman site on Kitchenham Farm, Ashburnham - first interim report Kevin & Lynn Cornwell
Groundwork trenches at Rye Pottery Site Albert J Daniels, BSc.
"Tumuli" on East Hill, Hastings David Padgham
Watching Briefs
Comphurst in Wartling - place=name indicative of Roman site David Padgham
Domesday churches and priests in Hastings Rape David Padgham



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