image for Lecture item typeDerbyshire Archaeology Day at Pomegranate Theatre

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Lecture, Sat 13 Jan 2018

Pomegranate Theatre

Pomegranate Theatre


Chesterfield Theatres

01246 345222


Corporation Street,
S41 7TX

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Derbyshire Archaeology Day supported by the Peak District National Park, Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.

0915 - 0945 Arrival and registration.
Tea and coffee available, for which a charge will be made.

Chair: Steve Baker, Derbyshire County Council

0945 - 1015 A Late Iron Age to Romano-British rural site at Highfields Farm, Findern Paula Whittaker (Wessex Archaeology)

1025 - 1055 Excavation of a late Iron Age production centre at Eckington, Derbyshire: the continuation of native Iron Age smelting practices and ore sources into the Roman period Carl Champness (Oxford Archaeology)

1105 - 1135 Coffee (free of charge)

1135 - 1205 Investigation of a hilltop enclosure at Lea Wood

1215 - 1245 Fire, Ice and People: lead pollution as proxy for societal and economic change from the Peak to the Alps Prof. Chris Loveluck and Dr Hannah O’Regan (Dept of Classics & Archaeology, University of Nottingham)

1300 - 1415 Lunch (not provided)

Chair: Anna Badcock, Peak District National Park Authority

1410 - 1415 A little thanks to Ken and Dave

1415 - 1445 Approaches to medieval Chesterfield: recent sites at West Bars and Old Tupton (Caitlin Halton and Tom Parker Archaeological Research Services)

1450 – 1520 Latest findings from excavations at Castleton Angela Stafford (Castleton Medieval Hospital Project) and Colin Merrony (University of Sheffield)

1525 - 1550 Tea (free of charge)

1550 - 1620 Farmsteads and Landscapes in the Peak District Jeremy Lake (Historic Environment Consultant)

1625 – 1655 Landscape History Research at Ilam Hall, Derbyshire (Simon Chesters-Thompson National Trust)

1700 Closing remarks

1715 Depart

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 13 Jan 2018 09:15 to 17:15


Waged £11
Unwaged £8



See location of Pomegranate Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 385712  Lat: 53.23660 Long: -1.42342

The Pomegranate Theatre has no car park of its own. The directions below are to the nearest car parks.

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right hand lane and at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Follow road round to left and car parks on either side.

Alternatively, on Lordsmill Street go straight on through traffic lights and round back of 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane and go straight on at 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights, approaching large roundabout with car park in middle. Keep to right hand lane and turn right into car park (Holywell Cross).

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), take right hand lane then follow route from North/South.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system


Designated wheelchair seats are available on row A and on row O (row O is more convenient for the toilet suitable for wheelchair users). Although there is no cafe at the Theatre, there is a bar which is accessible by wheelchair lift.

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