Layers of History Project Awarded Prestigious Lincolnshire Award

Heritage Lincolnshire are delighted to announce that the Layers of History Project has won the 2020 Flora Murray Award from The Society for Lincolnshire Heritage and Archaeology.


Cola (Senior Project Officer for Layers of History) wanted to thank the Layers of History team (past and present), fellow staff members, project partners, funders, and the wonderful volunteers and participants who took part, without whom there would be no success story to talk about!


The Layers of History project came to a close last year after an amazing 3-years of working to help volunteers and community groups explore the historic landscapes that hold so many clues to the unique history of Lincolnshire. The Heritage Lottery Fund generously supported the project, and you can read the project evaluation summary here.


The Layers of History Team worked to show volunteers how to study and research the landscape using archaeological surveying techniques and research tools, online courses and local workshops. The study sites for 2017 were Revesby Estate and Abbey and Freiston Shore, 2018 study sites were Hackthorn, Hainton Estate, South Ormsby Estate and Aslackby and the 2019 study sites were Harlaxton and Southrey. There were three themes to explore; military sites, parks and gardens and medieval settlements.


Miss Flora Murray was a leading figure on the local history and heritage scene in Lincolnshire for several decades. The Flora Murray Award is part of the SLHA awards scheme to recognise the endeavours and achievements of local groups, societies and individuals in the fields of Lincolnshire history and archaeology.