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Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

Community Archaeology in the East Midlands,

 Community Archaeology Nottinghamshire, Excavation, Research, Volunteering, Community

    Archaeology Derbyshire, Training, Social, Learning, Community Archaeology Leicestershire,

    Heritage, Involvement, Belonging, Knowledge sharing, Community Archaeology Lincolnshire,

    Topographic Survey, Talks and Presentations, Outreach, Archaeology Projects , Open

    Days, Schools, Finds Processing, Day Schools, Field Schools, Young People, Archaeology

    and History of Sherwood Forest, Pottery Research, Medieval, Roman, Prehistoric, Community

    Interest Company, Community Archaeology Nottinghamshire.

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Robin Hood Town Tours

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project is overseen by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC.

 The project is able to achieve so much across such a wide area, and to involve so many people; due to Mercian working in partnership with many different organisations

Working in partnership enables different organisations to come together to create a collective whole that is even greater than the sum of its parts.

Mercian are keen to work along side passionate and dynamic organisations, with a strong ethos for community working and involvement.

Fantastic examples of partnership working include the Big Lottery funded partnership between Mercian and the Sherwood Forest Trust which enabled up to 6,000 households to be engaged through project outputs, 1,500 people to attend the project, 500 school children to come to the site of King John’s Palace, and 125 people to excavate in July 2016.

Partnerships enable the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project to provide projects and schemes across the landscape of Sherwood Forest, increasing peoples understanding of heritage, archaeology and community.

Info 4 Groups Talks and Tours Experience Days Heritage Bus Tours Field Schools Sherwood Forest Notts 1000 Shop
The Sherwood Forest Trust

Partners and supporters include:

Newark and Sherwood District Council Archaeology Battle of Hatfield Archaeology Public Information Research Organisation Experience Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire County Council

Experience Nottinghamshire

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC are a partner organisation.

We receive support and promotion for the project, field school, bus tours and Robin Hood’s Village Dig.

Historic England Sherwood Forest

Nottinghamshire County Council

Provided lectures and guided tours in  conjunction with the Sherwood Forest Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Time and expenses given by Mercian to Sherwood Lecture series.

Historic England

have kindly supported the project through discussions and help regarding project designs and reporting both at Scheduled Monument sites and in their vicinity.

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Including the Robin Hood’s Village Dig Edwinstowe 2014 and 2016.

Public Information Research Organisation

Over many years Mercian and PIRO have worked in partnership to research and promote the heritage of Sherwood Forest

The Battle of Hatfield Investigatoin Society

Mercian supported the Heritage Lottery Funded project in Cuckney during 2015/16 through the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.

Mickie and Martin Bradley, site owners, King John’s Palace, Clipstone

Nothing that has been achieved as part of the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project could have been done without the immense and continuing support of these amazing people.

The Sherwood Forest Trust

This continuing and flourishing partnership includes the Big Lottery Funded Discover king John’s Palace project 2015.

Forestry Commission England.

Partnership funding and match funding has been provided for a number of projects around Thynghowe in Sherwood Forest.

The Friends of Thynghowe

THE SFAP has provided match funding to a number of projects and Mercian have worked in partnership with the FOT to increase knowledge and promote the heritage of the Forest.

Click Nottingham

As part of the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Mercian are working in partnership with Click Nottingham to find through archaeology; creative solutions that help people find friendships, re-connect with their local community and do more of what makes them happy.

Flower Pod Reach Learning Disabilities

Flower Pod - Reach Learning

Reach supports people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire to make a better quality of life in their local community. They offer a wide range of courses and social activities. Their excellence lies in their commitment to continually forging links between clients and the wider community in creative and sustainable ways.

We worked together for the Robin Hood’s Village Dig in 2014 to provide access to archaeology

Young Archaeologists Sherwood Forest

Young Archaeologists Club - Newark and District

Mercian are a partner organisation of NADYAC, and the group is involved in many of the projects that form the SFAP, enabling young people to be involved in archaeology.

Forestry Commission Sherwood Forest Robin Hood Town Tours

Robin Hood aka Ezekial Bone.

We are very pleased to work alongside Sherwood Forest’s very own world famous son Robin Hood.

In his most famous guise Ade Andrews has worked on many joint partnership projects, and has joined us for promotional campaigns, launch events and open days. He is a true gent and a fantastic ambassador for Sherwood Forest.


Award Winners 2016

for "Engaging people in the heritage, history & archaeology of Sherwood Forest".

Official Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project T-Shirt for just £9.99 +p&p

Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project T-Shirt Sherwood Forest Archaeoogy Project Mug

Official Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Coffee Mug for just £8.50 +p&p

World-wide Robin Hood Society

Robin Hood Society Feather in Your Cap Award 2016 Spectrum Wasp Parental Support for Autism, Asperger's and ADHD

Spectrum Wasp. Parental Support for Autism, Asperger's and ADHD

Is a support group for parents with children on the autistic spectrum
They are based at Ransom Wood in Sherwood Forest.

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