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.
Partners and supporters include:
Mercian Archaeological Services CIC are a partner organisation.
Nottinghamshire County Council
Provided lectures and guided tours in conjunction with the Sherwood Forest Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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.
RSPB are the new managers at the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve.
Mercian are working alongside them to provide the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve Archaeology Survey
Award Winners 2016
for "Engaging people in the heritage, history & archaeology of Sherwood Forest".