27 October 2008

Archaeologists uncover more of Southwell Roman villa

Development work at the site of the former Minster School in Southwell has led to the discovery of a substantial wall in th eeast wing of a Roman villa that was originally excavated in the 1959. The wall is of large dressed stone blocks and survives to a height of 4 feet.

A press release issued by Nottinghamshire County Council provides more information

24 October 2008

Clifton Hall for sale

Clifton Hall, the Grade I listed building which recently hit the headlines with tales of ghosts driving the owner out, is up for sale for an impressive £2.7 million. Have a browse through the sale brochure and marvel at the impressive state rooms in this wonderfully restored house.

Details of the property are on the Knight Frank website: http://www.knightfrank.co.uk/search/property/results.aspx?OfficeID=8&lk_id=1

23 October 2008

The Derbyshire Portway. Pilgrimage to the Past - a walking guide

Stephen Bailey has just alerted me to his new book on The Derbyshire Portway, an ancient prehistoric trackway which can be traced from Mam Tor in the north of Derbyshire to the Hemlock Stone on the edge of Nottingham.

Stephen has spent several years researching the trackway and his book provides full walking instructions as well as a detailed commentary on the historical sites. The book is illustrated with maps and a wide selection of photographs.

More information at http://www.derbyshireportway.co.uk/