Projects we run

Over the years we’ve built up an excellent track record of delivering a range of successful grant-funded heritage projects.

Our current projects include Layers of History, Down Your Wold and Heritage at Risk North and North-East Lincolnshire:

All of our projects include a variety of events and activities that make sure that there is something for everyone ...and all provide opportunities for volunteers to get closely involved.

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Layers of History

Getting people out and about learning about and studying the evidence that successive generations of people have left in the Lincolnshire landscape.
This Heritage Lottery Funded project is currently in its development stage and we are working towards the submission of our full grant application to HLF at the end of 2015. This involves piloting and testing some of the activities that we plan to deliver during the main phase of the project. Subject to this funding being awarded, we plan to begin the three year delivery of the project in the summer of 2016. The project will include the creation of online learning courses and innovative digital reconstructions of past landscapes. To find out more contact us at layers@heritagelincolnshire.org

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Down Your Wold

Since 2013 people from communities all over the Lincolnshire Wolds have been discovering and recording the rich heritage of their area
The wide range of activities includes field walking, test pitting, geocaching, carrying out churchyard surveys and discovering medieval graffiti. The project has been hugely popular and over 200 volunteers have taken part to date. Down Your Wold is a project that we’re running in close collaboration with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service (LWCS) in the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with match funding from LWCS

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Heritage at Risk North and North-East Lincolnshire

Our very successful Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk project ran between 2010 and 2014 and acted as a pilot for a national initiative now being rolled out by Historic England (formerly English Heritage)
During that time we trained and recruited over 300 volunteers as Heritage Stewards. These Heritage Stewards surveyed the condition of over 9000 heritage assets in the county, including listed buildings, places of worship, conservation areas, archaeological sites and parks and gardens. From their work we were able to build up an accurate picture of the condition of the county’s heritage, and this is now being used to inform strategies for its future protection.

In spring 2014, thanks to the support of the local authorities, the project was extended to the administrative areas of North and North-east Lincolnshire. Local volunteers are currently busy at work in those areas undertaking surveys that, when finished, will complete the dataset for the whole of the historic county of Lincolnshire and make a significant contribution to making sure that our heritage is safeguarded for the future.