Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) is an active local volunteer archaeology group and registered charity based in Orpington, Kent with a field headquarters at Scadbury Park, Chislehurst.

The Society promotes the study of archaeology in the local area by undertaking excavations, carrying out research into the archaeology and history of the area and encouraging public interest through meetings and visits.

More about ODAS

Heritage Day St Mary Cray, Saturday 18th June 2016

St Mary’s Church, High Street, St Mary Cray, 10am-3pm.

Find out about local archaeology and ODAS’ work.


Meetings Programme 2016

ODAS has an annual programme of monthly meetings. The next  meeting is listed below. See our meetings page for full details.

6th July Jacqui Pearce FSA MIfA
Senior Specialist – Post Roman Pottery
Museum of London Archaeology
Genteel Rubbish – The Material Culture of London’s West End in the 18th Century

Roman Bathhouse & Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Open Days 2016

Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July 11 a.m.- 4p.m. Entrance Free.

Located between Poverest Road and Bellefield Road.

More Details

Scadbury Manor Open Weekend 2016

The Site will be open to visitors Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September both afternoons.

Free entry, self-guided tours, refreshments, bookstall  Click the link below for more details.

Open Weekend


ODAS members give talks to other groups usually on the subjects below. If you would like more information please email us or use the contact us page.

Talk on Scadbury Moated Manor, Chislehurst
Talk on the Archaeology of the Orpington area

email:  orparchsoc@yahoo.co.uk