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2021 Caistor Roman Project dig concludes

2021 Caistor Roman Project dig concludes

For 2 weeks in late August, an unassuming field on a site at Caistor St Edmund has played host to a major excavation. This has been the third annual excavation at the site by Caistor Roman Project (CRP), in a series of excavations which will bring new insight into the...

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Update on guided tours in August & September

Update on guided tours in August & September

Further to the lifting of Government restrictions on 19th July, we are pleased to advise that NAT sites can now accept on the day attendees for our free guided tours at Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet's Abbey, which run until the end of September....

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Our Dogs on Leads Policy

At this time of year, most of our sites have either sheep or cattle grazing. They are also home to ground nesting birds, and because of all of these factors we have always asked our visitors to ensure that they keep their dogs on their leads during these busy months....

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Burgh Castle Fort guided tours return

Burgh Castle Fort guided tours return

We are delighted to announce that our free volunteer led guided tours at Burgh Castle Fort resume on 4th July.  Running on Sundays at 2pm until the end of September, each tour provides a fascinating insight into the history of the fort.  Under Covid restrictions tours...

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Guided Tours resume for 2021

Guided Tours resume for 2021

Norfolk Archaeological Trust is delighted to announce that free guided tours have resumed at Caistor Roman Town and St Benet’s Abbey. Until 19th July tours must be pre booked under coronavirus restrictions. Tours last 45-60 minutes. Caistor Roman Town – Sundays at...

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NAT’s Director to step down in January 2021

NAT’s Director to step down in January 2021

November 2020:  Norfolk Archaeological Trust’s Director for the past six years, Caroline Davison, will be stepping down from her role at the end of January 2021 to pursue her writing career. Her connection with NAT began in 2012 when she project managed the community...

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Hidden stories and mysterious soundscapes in September

Hidden stories and mysterious soundscapes in September

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. This year’s festival, which starts on September 11, will be a bit different, due to Covid-19. As the organisers...

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Events

Heritage Open Days 2021 10-19 September

Norfolk Archaeological Trust is once again taking part in Heritage Open Days!  Full details at: Burgh Castle Fort: Tours on 12th & 19th September at 2.30pm, more at https://norfolkheritageopendays.co.uk/events/burgh-castle-fort21 Caistor Roman Town:  Tours on 12th...

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Update on guided tours in August & September

Further to the lifting of Government restrictions on 19th July, we are pleased to advise that NAT sites can now accept on the day attendees for our free guided tours at Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet's Abbey, which run until the end of September....

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Burgh Castle Fort guided tours return

We are delighted to announce that our free volunteer led guided tours at Burgh Castle Fort resume on 4th July.  Running on Sundays at 2pm until the end of September, each tour provides a fascinating insight into the history of the fort.  Under Covid restrictions tours...

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Guided Tours resume for 2021

Norfolk Archaeological Trust is delighted to announce that free guided tours have resumed at Caistor Roman Town and St Benet’s Abbey. Until 19th July tours must be pre booked under coronavirus restrictions. Tours last 45-60 minutes. Caistor Roman Town – Sundays at...

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Our First Ever Online Fete!

  The Norfolk Archaeological Trust is holding its first ever online fete on Saturday 13th March at 2pm on Facebook. The NAT Online 2021 Fete | Facebook We would normally run events and fundraising activities at our sites, but due to Covid-19 this hasn't been...

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Norfolk Archaeological Trust blog

With Autumn Upon Us

With Autumn Upon Us

For October's blog, and with autumn now with us, we hand over to NAT Volunteer Edward, who has been looking into our conservation efforts and successes at Middleton Mount near Kings Lynn. "Lately, the weather had taken a bit of a downturn; yours truly began writing...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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 inspections...

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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,...

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‘bleated-into, grassy spaces’

‘bleated-into, grassy spaces’

Last month I visited Middleton Mount to carry out my regular site inspection and was accompanied by these inquisitive creatures. I’m always very happy to see the arrival of the sheep here in August when they begin their job of tidying up the long grass and smoothing...

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