In 2010 the University of Exeter, the British Museum and Devon County Council started a survey and excavation that aimed to explore the nature of this Roman and early medieval British site. Ipplepen is remarkable in that both metal detecting and excavations have produced an unusually large amount of material, suggesting that the site may be more than just a typical rural community.

There will be various opportunities to get involved in this exciting project:

The public Open Day for the 2018 Ipplepen archaeological excavation will be held on Saturday 8th September between 10:30am and 3:30pm. The location of the Open Day will be signed from the Texaco garage on the A381 at Ipplepen.