Archaeology Conference 2017

We arrange the Lake District Annual Archaeology Conference to showcase the research that takes place within this rich cultural landscape, which was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2017.

This year the conference will provide an opportunity to learn about recent projects carried out in partnership with local communities and volunteers within the National Park. Many of these have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

  • Date: Sunday 15 October 2017
  • Location: The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
  • Cost: £15 (with tea and coffee)


10.00 Introduction Jane Barker, Deputy Chair, Lake District National Park Authority

10.05 Archaeology in the Lake District National Park 2016-17 Eleanor Kingston, Lake District National Park Authority

10.30 Jigs, stamps and mortar stones: surveying Bonsor Low Mill and Tilberthwaite copper mine John Pickin

11.10 Questions and Discussion

11.15 Coffee/Tea

11.45 Three recent archaeological surveys in the Lake District Jamie Lund, National Trust

12.15 Cunsey Forge: A Refined Account of a Lakeland Bloomforge Ian Miller, University of Salford

12.55 Questions and Discussion

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Excavating Medieval Longhouses in the Duddon Valley Stephe Cove, Duddon Valley Local History Group

2.25 Re-thinking the Neolithic Landscapes of Cumbria and the Lakes: New dates and emerging themes Helen Evans, Oxford Archaeology North

2.50  Questions and Discussion

2.55 Coffee/Tea

3.15 Retrospective review: 24 years of Archaeology at the National Park John Hodgson

3.55 Questions and Discussion

4.00  Finish

To book tickets please use our online booking system  or telephone our contact centre on 01539 724555 with your debit or credit card details.