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Scheduled Excursions 2015

 
The Society organises a programme of summer excursions to a variety of sites in Durham and Northumberland and beyond. In 2012 we visited the Rotunda Museum and Castle at Scarborough (with Society President Dr Andrew Millard and Erik Matthews), Excavations at Vindolanda Roman Fort and the Roman Army Museum, Hexham (with Dr Peter Ryder and Dr Eric Cambridge, a joint event with CBA North) and finally the Victoria Tunnel at Ouseburn, Newcastle (with Roger Fern). Our programme of excursions for summer 2014 will be publicised early in the year.

The Society organises a programme of summer excursions to a variety of sites in Durham and Northumberland and beyond. Since 2012 we have also organised an annual extended excursion further afield, with trips to Chester (2012), Chepstow (2013) and Leominster (2014). This year we plan to visit Ipswich (see below):

Depending on numbers, excursions may be open to all, but priority is given to members. Please join us if you would enjoy visits to places of historical and archaeological importance, and the company of a friendly and enthusiastic group of like-minded people.

Vindolanda Roman Fort, Northumberland.
 
Excursion to Ipswich/East Anglia, led by Dr David Mason

Friday 12 Tuesday 16 June 2015

The itinerary for this proposed excursion will include most if not all of the following: Colchester; Framlingham Castle; Grimes Graves; Ixworth House; Lavenham village; and Sutton Hoo.

Further details from David Mason: tel 03000 267012, or email david.mason@durham.gov.uk

 





2014 Event Description
Saturday
21st March 2015
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Society Stall
Durham County Archaeology Day at County Hall, Durham.
For more information please email archaeology@durham.gov.uk or Tel: 03000 267013
Saturday
30th May 2015
Guided walk
Durham City
The 'Other' Buildings and Landscapes of the Durham Peninsula with Martin Roberts.
A Spring two-hours walk led by Martin Roberts around the peninsula avoiding (with the greatest respect) the great architecture of Cathedral and Castle, rather focussing on the buildings, and particularly the landscaped gardens, that lie in their shadows. There will be a chance to visit some of the university colleges and their unusual and often secluded gardens, as well as some of their buildings. The walk will cover the general greening of the riverbanks, the whereabouts of the cathedral priory gardens as well as the eighteenth century landscape improvements and new gardens, carried out by the gentry families of the Bailey (now university colleges), the Bishop in his Castle and the Dean and Chapter in their College.
For more information or to book a free place email Louise Gosling
Friday 12th Tuesday 16th June 2015 Excursion
Ipswich/East Anglia
This excursion will include most if not all of the following: Colchester; Framlingham Castle; Grimes Graves; Ixworth House; Lavenham village; and Sutton Hoo.
Saturday
15th August 2015
Excursion
Belsay Hall
Belsay Castle, Hall and gardens with Dr Adrian Green (University of Durham)
Belsay Castle, an impressive tower house, was built by the Middleton family in the 14th century. In 1614, a two-storey manor house was added onto the west side of the tower (extensively remodelled in 1862). This in turn was superseded in 180717 by Belsay Hall, an elegant Greek revival-style home. There are twenty acres of outstanding gardens, and the estate is managed by English Heritage.
For more information or to book a free place email Louise Gosling
Saturday
5th September 2015
Excursion
Co Durham
Pre-conquest monuments and churches with Dr Eric Cambridge
A whistle-stop tour, visiting the churches of St Andrew, Aycliffe; St Mary, Gainford; St Andrew, South Church (Bishop Auckland) and Escomb with stops en route at Heighington, High Coniscliffe, Piercebridge and Bolam Grange. We will be looking at two of the most important collections of Viking-age sculpture in the county, its most important surviving Anglian cross, and its most complete pre-Conquest church, and speculating about what the wider settlement context of all of these might be.
For more information or to book a free place email Louise Gosling


 
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