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Mike Pitts introduces the Marlborough Mound

Presented at the first Mound Open Day, May 29 2023

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Exploring Marlborough Castle

A visual reconstruction of the medieval castle based on Harold Brentall’s plan, and modified in the light of recent research. A new version of this video with commentary will be uploaded shortly.

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The Medieval Archeology of the Marlborough Mound

Annual lecture from 2020; some conclusions have since been modified.

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The Marlborough Mound Film

This 35-minute documentary was produced in 2017. It covers the first fifteen years of the restoration of the Mound, including the dramatic discovery of its age, and gives an overview of the Mound’s history.

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Recutting the Inscription to Lady Hertford

In 2023, it was agreed to commission the leading letter-cutting studio in the country, the Cardozo-Kindersley studio in Cambridge, to recut the original eighteenth century poetic memorial to Lady Hertford which consists of three large stones just inside the grotto doors. Here you can watch a brief excerpt of the carvers in action.