Welcome to the Crickley Hill online archive. The excavation of Crickley Hill, on the Cotswold scarp near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire was one of the largest and longest-running excavations in the UK. Running from 1969 to 1993, considerable parts of the site were excavated during the summer seasons. Work on the huge amount of resulting excavation material is still underway. The excavation, and subsequent research, are managed by the Crickley Hill Archaeological Trust.

For the first time, this website provides online access to as much as possible of the considerable excavation record. You can now see photos and browse scans of the physical excavation records, and see what lay beneath the surface at this important site. The archive is nearing complete with the addition of all the photographs and finds records. 

An overview the site, including a photographic tour and introductory videos can be seen here.

To start using the archive go here.

What’s in the archive is described here.

You can contact the Crickley Hill Archaeological Trust, and make donations to the work here.

You can buy copies of the various excavation publications here.

Copyright (c) The Crickley Archaeological Hill Trust 1969-2021. The right to use, copy, distribute or otherwise disseminate this material is reserved to those specifically authorised by The Trust.

The Crickley Hill Excavation Archive

Visit the site

Crickley Hill is in the Cotswolds, in the UK, near Cheltenham and is open to the public.

The main part of the site is managed by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Visit their site for details here.

The National Trust owns the Southern part of the site. Visit their site for details here.

Recent updates

February 2024 - a further small update to include some newly uncovered plans. 46 new plans and sections added, particularly for the CH84-85 seasons in the Northern entrance, which had poor coverage up until now.

The online archive of the Crickley Hill excavations was created by Steve Vaughan and generously supported by grants from

the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeology Society and the Frocester Fund.