AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL dig at a popular Chirk site is now underway.

Work began at Chirk Castle on Monday, and will continue for the next two weeks.

Volunteers from the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust and National Trust will be looking to find out more information about a building which was partially unearthed at last year’s dig.

Jon Hignett, visitor and experience manager at Chirk Castle, said: “Last year we found bits and pieces that suggested it might have been a workshop or some kind of utility building.

“What they’re really trying to learn this time is what the building was used for – it may have had multiple uses in different time periods, so we want to understand what those uses might have been.

“This is the third year on this particular site. They happened to land on a half of the building by luck in the first year, and then last year was quite a significant dig.

“They unearthed most of one wing of the building, so this year’s two-week dig will be some trenches at the other wing of the building.”

The dig will be taking place at the castle grounds between now and Monday, September 20, but no work will be taking place on September 10, 11, 17 and 18.

There will be public open days on Sunday, September 12 and Sunday, September 19.