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Images of St Benet’s Abbey – an exhibition

Images of St Benet’s Abbey – an exhibition

2019 marks 1,000 years since the establishment of St Benet's Abbey. Situated between the Rivers Ant and Bure, this icon of the Norfolk Broads is a magical site, and one that has attracted artists for many centuries. Come and find out more about the history of the site...

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Seahenge: A Journey

Seahenge: A Journey

Most of human history is, in fact, prehistoric. That is, before the Romans, our ancestors lived in societies that did not write things down. To find these ancestors we have to look across our landscapes, gather data, and use our imaginations. Sky widens, and the chain...

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Back to the Anglo-Saxons

Back to the Anglo-Saxons

As NAT members will know, as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Imagined Land project last year, people living near Burnham Norton friary came together and dug test-pits, which produced all sorts of material, from medieval pottery through to pennies from the 1980s!...

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St Benet’s Abbey: 1000 years!

St Benet’s Abbey: 1000 years!

2019 is the 1000th year since the foundation of St Benet’s Abbey – quite an amazing thought, and well worth celebrating. The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey (TFoSBA) are taking forward an ambitious Heritage Lottery-funded project this year which will explore the long...

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Onwards and Upwards Project 2018-2020

Onwards and Upwards Project 2018-2020

Onwards & Upwards National Lottery funded project to create a sustainable future for monuments in NAT's care. In 2018 Norfolk Archaeological Trust received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Made possible by National Lottery players, the grant of £178,500...

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The bigger (and better) picture

The bigger (and better) picture

One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is inspecting our sites, which Natasha and I do on a regular basis. On these visits we look out for any health and safety issues which might affect our visitors – such as eye-level branches and twigs across paths (I always...

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Hedges for wildlife

Hedges for wildlife

It's the time of year when hedges and trees are surveyed and maintained at our sites. Hedgerows are key semi-natural habitats for wildlife and so it’s important that we manage them well. Last week I and a NAT trustee attended a special hedgerow walk organised by FWAG...

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Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

At this time of year, we're likely to hear about search and rescue teams helping walkers and climbers lost or injured in the mountainous regions such as the Cairngorms or caught in winter storms off the coast. The relatively flat and cultivated countryside of Norfolk...

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Burgh Castle Almanac – a view from the ground

Burgh Castle Almanac – a view from the ground

This month’s blog is written by John Durrant who is taking part in the Burgh Castle Almanac, a project focused on historic landscapes and mental wellbeing. More about this project can be found at the almanac website: https://burghcastlealmanac.org/ Hello everyone, I...

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Monuments and Climate – exploring change

Monuments and Climate – exploring change

‘Some day it looks as if the priory is rising out of the ground!’ At a recent meeting at Binham Priory, a member of the Local History and Archaeology group commented that when they walked across the fields to the priory, it seemed like the remains of the old...

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Excavations at Caistor Temple Field 2019

Excavations at Caistor Temple Field 2019

A few hundred meters to the northeast of Venta Icenorum - Caistor Roman Town - lie the remains of an extraordinary ‘Romano-Celtic’ temple site. In 2018, the Caistor Roman Project (CRP) community group undertook their initial investigation of the site, opening up three...

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Seahenge: A Journey

Seahenge: A Journey

Most of human history is, in fact, prehistoric. That is, before the Romans, our ancestors lived in societies that did not write things down. To find these ancestors we have to look across our landscapes, gather data, and use our imaginations. Sky widens, and the chain...

read more
1000 years of history

1000 years of history

Katie Phillips, NAT's Volunteer Co-ordinator, reports on a unique event at St Benet's Abbey: On Sunday 9th June The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey held two of five performances of their HLF funded community play – A Time to Gather Stones – in honour of the 1000 year...

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