28 June 2009

The Festival of British Archaeology 2009 in Nottinghamshire

The Festival of British Archaeology (formerly National Archaeology Week) is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and aims to give everyone the opportunity to learn about their local heritage, to see archaeology in action, and to get involved.

There are a number of events on in Nottinghamshire. Look at the downloadeable guide to events in East Midlands, pages 50-53:

Heritage at Risk Register 2009

English Heritage have just published this year's Heritage at Risk Register. There are 41 buildings, monuments and archaeological sites in Nottinghamshire listed on the register, ranging from the impressive 19th century Bennerley Viaduct over the Erewash valley to the remains of the Roman fort at Scaftworth near Bawtry.

Other sites on the register include:

  • Beauvale Priory

  • Roman towns at East Bridgford and Thorpe near Newark

  • Roman forts at Osmunthorpe and Farnsfield

  • Ollerton Hall

  • Early C16 gatehouse and bridge at Hodsock Priory

  • Medieval ruined chapel of St James at Haughton

  • Early 19th century tower windmill at North Leverton

The full list is available here:


3 June 2009

Church Open Day, 13 June: St. Mary's, Greasley

St. Mary's church at Greasley (near Eastwood) is having an open day on Saturday, 13th June from 10am to 4pm. The church has a fine 15th century tower and featured in D H Lawrence's works as 'Minton church'. The day will include:
  • Tower trips
  • Churchyard tours
  • Local history exhibitions
  • Registers of births, marriages and deaths open for inspection
  • Cream teas, ploughman's lunches, craft stalls and children's activities