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Calendar of Events

June 2018


11th - 16th June

FREE Community Archaeology Topographic Survey

The topographic survey will record features in fields to the North of Cuckney church and will be undertaken using a range of different mapping and surveying equipment including a survey grade GPS, robotic Total Station and Total Station.
You will have a chance to undertaken all the different techniques and learn all about surveying and the local history and archaeology of the site.
Contact us to find out more

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




Saturday 16th July

Topographic Survey Public Open Day
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Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




25th- 30th June

FREE Community Excavation- Cuckney, Nottinghamshire.

We will be digging a number of trial trenches at the site of Cuckney Castle, to answer a number of key research questions. This excavation is open to YOU!
The excavation will be undertaken as a Community Archaeology Excavation by public volunteers under supervision from experts at Mercian. Places per day may be limited, but at the initial stage please let us know all days you would like to attend (if you have certain preferred days let us know, and we will take these into account should we need to limit the number of days individual people can attend).
The excavation is open for all to attend.

Contact us to find out more

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




30th June

Community Excavation Public Open Day
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Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.





July 2018


2nd - 7th July

FREE Community Excavation- Cuckney, Nottinghamshire.

We will be digging a number of trial trenches at the site of Cuckney Castle, to answer a number of key research questions. This excavation is open to YOU!
The excavation will be undertaken as a Community Archaeology Excavation by public volunteers under supervision from experts at Mercian. Places per day may be limited, but at the initial stage please let us know all days you would like to attend (if you have certain preferred days let us know, and we will take these into account should we need to limit the number of days individual people can attend).
The excavation is open for all to attend.
Contact us to find out more

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




7th July

Community Excavation Public Open Day
Contact us to find out more

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




16th July
“Warriors Through the Landscape” Project
Workshop - Castle / Explain The Terrain 1. “Explain all the topography and castle finds.”
When: 09:30 – 16:00 , Where: Cuckney Village Hall, 4 Creswell Rd, Mansfield NG20 9NQ, UK (map)

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.



July 17th

“Warriors Through the Landscape” Project
Workshop - Castle / Explain The Terrain 2
Workshop - Castle / Explain The Terrain 1. “Explain all the topography and castle finds.”
When: 09:30 – 16:00 , Where: Cuckney Village Hall, 4 Creswell Rd, Mansfield NG20 9NQ, UK (map)

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




August 2018


6th - 10th August

Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Fieldschool. £250 per person (SOLD OUT) click here for more info


13th - 17th August

Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Fieldschool. £250 per person (SOLD OUT) click here for more info


20th - 24th August

Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Fieldschool. £250 per person (SOLD OUT) click here for more info


30th August

“Robin Hood Express”

Sherwood Forest Archaeological and Historical Bus Tour.

£17.50 adults, £9 children.

Book your place(s) at: http://www.culturalheritageuk.com/sherwoodbustours.html



September 2018


6th September

“Warriors Through the Landscape” Project
Workshop / Presentations - “LIDAR Results, Explain the full LIDAR results.”
When: Thu 6 Sep 2018 09:30 – 16:00, Where: Cuckney Village Hall, 4 Creswell Rd, Mansfield NG20 9NQ, UK (map)

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.



7th September

“European Wood Pasture Conference”
Andy Gaunt, Mercian Archaeological Services CIC speaking about “Sherwood Forest Archaeology Survey Project”
https://www.ukeconet.org/news/european-wood-pastures-conference-2018


9th September

Archaeology and History Walking Tour of Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve
Please put this date in your diary £10 per person, details to follow at: http://culturalheritageuk.com/archaeology_sfnnr.html



10th - 14th September

Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Fieldschool.

£250 per person click here to book you place(s)

This is not an ordinary field school - this is a ‘Training Field School’ where you will learn about all aspects of archaeological excavation and receive hands on training and learning from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest…

As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2018 Field School is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport.



16th September

“Robin Hood Express”

Sherwood Forest Archaeological and Historical Bus Tour.

£17.50 adults, £9 children.

Book your place(s) at: http://www.culturalheritageuk.com/sherwoodbustours.html


29th September

“Warriors Through the Landscape” Project
FINAL Presentation Day - “What have we learnt” ?
Announce winners of Art Competition.
When: Sat 29 Sep 2018 09:30 – 16:00, Where: Cuckney Village Hall, 4 Creswell Rd, Mansfield NG20 9NQ, UK (map)
Contact us to find out more


Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




October 2018


1st - 5th October

Archaeological Survey Training Week. Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and King John’s Palace, Clipstone.
£200 per person, book your places here


14th October

“Robin Hood Express”

Sherwood Forest Archaeological and Historical Bus Tour.

£17.50 adults, £9 children.

Book your place(s) at: http://www.culturalheritageuk.com/sherwoodbustours.html

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