Our projects

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

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

Layers of History

logo-layers-of-historyGetting people out and about learning about and studying the evidence that successive generations of people have left in the Lincolnshire landscape.

We spent a year piloting and testing some of the activities that we plan to deliver during the main phase of the project. Subject to funding being awarded, we plan to begin the three-year delivery of the project in early 2017. The project will include the creation of online learning courses and innovative digital reconstructions of past landscapes. To find out more visit our Layers of History web pages or contact us at layers@heritagelincolnshire.org

Down Your Wold (project now ended)

logo-down-your-woldBetween 2013 and 2015 people from communities all over the Lincolnshire Wolds discovered and recorded the rich heritage of their area. The wide range of activities included field walking, test pitting, geocaching, carrying out churchyard surveys and discovering medieval graffiti. The project was hugely popular and over 200 volunteers took part. Down Your Wold was run in close collaboration with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service (LWCS) in the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with match funding from LWCS

Heritage at Risk North and North-East Lincolnshire (project now ended) 

logo-lincolnshire-heritage-at-riskOur 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, completing the dataset for the whole of the historic county of Lincolnshire and making a significant contribution to safeguarding our heritage for the future.