Archaeology Conference 2019

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: Saturday 9 November 2019
  • Location: Rheged, Redhills, nr Penrith
  • Cost: £15 (with refreshments); £25 (with lunch and refreshments)
  • If purchased the lunch will include soup and sandwiches
  • Parking is available for free on site
  • Start time: tea and coffee will be served from 9.30 am
  • End time: 4.15 pm

This year's programme:

9.30  Coffee/Tea

10.00 Introduction Peter Allen MBE, Acting Chairman, Lake District National Park Authority

10.05 Archaeology in the Lake District National Park 2018-19 Eleanor Kingston and Louise Martin, Lake District National Park Authority

10.20 Long houses, bloomeries and the manor of Witherslack Jeremy Rowan-Robinson, Lake District Archaeology Volunteer Network

10.40 Recent Survey Work in the North John Hinchliffe, Lake District Archaeology Volunteer Network

11.00 From Pastoralists to Prospectors: a field survey of Gale Fell and Ennerdale Common Peter Style, Lake District Archaeology Volunteer Network

11.20 Questions and Discussion  

11.30 Looking ever closer – an update on recent Historic Landscape Survey Jamie Lund, National Trust

12.10 Questions and Discussion

12.15 Lunch

1.15 From Troutbeck Bridge to Treblinka Trevor Avery, Lake District Holocaust Project, Kevin Colls and William Mitchell, University of Staffordshire

2.05 Questions and Discussion

2.15 Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History 40 years of mine exploration and  conservation Warren Allison

2.40 Questions and Discussion

2.45 Coffee/Tea

3.15 From slags and charcoal to production and landscape management: the medieval iron industry at Satterthwaite Harold Mytum and Rob Philpott, University of Liverpool

4.00  Questions and Discussion

4.15 Finish

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