Glossopdale and Longdendale Archaeology Society


The Glossopdale & Longdendale Archaeological Society was formed in June 2006 and has members from across the High Peak.

GLAS is an independent voluntary association whose aim is to involve local residents of Glossop and Longdendale in the exploration, sharing and dissemination of knowledge of the archaeology and history of Glossop, Derbyshire and the surrounding district.

GLAS aims to enable sites of potential archaeological or historical importance to be identified and help to protect and preserve them before they are endangered or destroyed. We also look to provide information on potential and existing archaeological and historical sites to be used for general local appreciation and education and to help influence any local development of Glossop and the surrounding area.

Membership is open to all ages and a membership fee (currently 10 per year) is payable on joining, under 18 year olds are free. We also welcome visitors to our meetings.

Many of our members are involved in local digs and activities including the Mellor Project, excavations at Iron Tongue and Buckton Castle (Carrbrook). To keep up to date, please visit our Facebook page. GLAS is also a member of the Greater Manchester Archaeology Federation.