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. Whilst a huge amount of effort has been expended and continues in this area the group has been active in other areas of archaeology.
In addition to hosting talks by professional archaeologists on a range of topics members continue to be engaged in practical archaeology work. In 2013 the Group was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All Our Stories Award’ and successfully completed a project to investigate the Burgage Earthworks in Southwell. Preparations are currently well advanced towards making a bid for funding from the HLF for a two year project to further investigate the Burgage Green.
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.
For more information about these projects please visit the Project Page.
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.