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 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 are engaged on an exciting project under professional leadership to investigate the Burgage Earthworks in Southwell. We plan to undertake field walking later in the year and continue to assist the Nottingham University Test Pitting Project.
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.The group has been successful in its application for a Heritage Lottery Award to tell the story of the Burgage Green – this is an exciting major activity for us -for more information see the News Page.
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.