I was interested to see a flier on the Nottinghamshire County Council's Community Archaeologists' Facebook page inviting people along to a consultation meeting to discuss a bid for Heritage Lottery funding to investigate the Roman small town of Segelocum (Littleborough) in north Nottinghamshire.
The event is on 28th November at 7pm in the Sturton Hall Conference Centre, Brickings Way, Sturton le Steeple, DN22 9HY.
24 November 2013
22 November 2013
A colleague has just alerted me to an impressive laser scan flythrough of the Workhouse at Southwell. A quick look at Trent & Peak Archaeology's YouTube page reveals other videos of Nottinghamshire subjects:
- Southwell Workhouse
- Newark marketplace
- Wollaton Hall
- Laser scan survey of Stapleford Anglo-Saxon Cross
- An explanation of archaeomagnetic dating at the TPA excavation at Girton Quarry
15 November 2013
Contractors have started work converting the Old Magnus Buildings on Appletongate into a £5.3 million National Civil War Centre "where the centrepiece theme will be the deadly struggles for power in 17th century Britain." Newark was a staunchly Royalist town and played an important role in the English Civil Wars: King Charles I surrendered to the Scots Army here in 1646.
7 November 2013
Over 200 adult male skeletons were discovered at Cuckney church in 1951 when work was done to protect the building against subsidence from coal mining. Although it has been assumed the burials related to a 12th century battle the Society are arguing that they may be the fallen from the Battle of Heathfield and want to excavate at the church to find and analyse the skeletons.