Scheduled Monuments

The Norfolk Archaeological Trust owns or manages ten archaeological sites in Norfolk. Of these ten sites, nine of them are listed as scheduled monuments. If a site has been identified as a scheduled monument it means it has been selected as a nationally important...
Why was St Benet’s Abbey spared by Henry VIII?

Why was St Benet’s Abbey spared by Henry VIII?

As the Annual Bishop’s Service at St Benet’s Abbey takes place on 1st August, we reflect on its unique status.  Remarkably, St Benet’s was the only monastery in the land not to be ‘dissolved’ in the Reformation, though its days as a monastic community were numbered. ...

Introductions

A big hello to everyone! Our regular blogs have been on hold the last few months whilst Natalie, our new Director, has found her feet. They are now back and we welcome you this month with introductions to the NAT team.   Natalie Butler – Director Natalie studied...
Beginnings and endings

Beginnings and endings

As it’s January, named after Janus the Roman god of doorways, entrances and exits, beginnings and endings, and because I’m leaving NAT at the end of this month, it’s inevitable that I want to look both back and forward in this, my last, blog. Looking back over the...
On the particular

On the particular

In the run up to Christmas it’s natural to reflect on the year that has passed, and to start plans for the future. As many of you know, I’m leaving NAT at the end of January, so it’s been particularly poignant over recent weeks to visit sites for last...
On streamlining lumps and bumps

On streamlining lumps and bumps

The consultation period for the government’s Planning for the Future White Paper closed at the end of October. The stated aims of the proposals issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are ‘to streamline and modernise the planning process,...