The Group was formed in 2008 primarily to bring to public attention concerns over the possible effects on important archaeology of development on the Roman Villa Site in Southwell.
In the intervening period the group has developed considerably and in addition to hosting talks by professional archaeologists we are engaged in practical community archaeology activities. We are delighted to have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF] grant to undertake a two year practical archaeological community project starting in May 2015 called ‘The Burgage Manor Revealed’. For more details and how to join please visit the Project pages on this site.
In collaboration with the University of Nottingham, Trent & Peak Archaeology and Nottinghamshire County Council, the Group has been awarded an ‘Early fabric in historic towns’ grant by English Heritage to research and record pre-1750 buildings in Southwell. The Buildings group is continuing to develop so if excavations and finds processing is not your thing then this project may be just for you.
The Group is looking forward to playing a more prominent practical role in working in partnership to explore and bring to the communities notice the very special archaeological nature of Southwell in the intriguing wider landscape of this part of Nottinghamshire.
Enjoy looking at this site and what the Group has to offer. Membership is open to all irrespective of background or experience. The only criteria is an interest in understanding a little of our fabulous past