Blog: history

A County Divided: the English Civil war in Lincolnshire

Trapped between the Parliamentarian stronghold of the eastern counties and the Royalist armies of the north and west, Lincolnshire spent the years of 1642 to 1646 as a military frontier with conflict raging across the county on numerous occasions. This one day course will examine the progress of the war, and look at its impact…
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History on your doorstep: how to research the stories of your neighbourhood…

This is a one day course, running from 10.00am to 4.00pm, where the Community Archaeologist for Heritage Lincolnshire, Lydia Hendry, will provide an introduction to conducting your own research, either using on line resources, or public resources such as the archives at Lincoln. This course is very relevant to the Layers of History Project. Tea,…
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Conserving Historic Stonework

Join Kathryn Moore, Heritage at Risk Solutions Officer from Heritage Lincolnshire to find out what causes historic stonework to decay and what we can do to prevent it. This course will provide an introduction to how and why historic stone buildings and monuments deteriorate, as well as discuss the methods that can be used to…
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Medieval Lincolnshire

Join local archaeologist Dave Start to discover how to read medieval landscapes and unlock their secrets. You will learn how to identify surviving earthwork features like ridge and furrow, and the curious phenomena of deserted medieval villages. We will also study the role of castles and manor houses and how they related to the medieval…
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Reveal the History of your town or village

Join our CEO Liz Bates to find out how to delve into the history of your town or village. Expanded from our successful 'How to Find the History on Your Doorstep', this course will also cover how to use a range of free and easy to digital resources to find out more about local archaeology…
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How to care for your historic home.

Was your home built before 1919? Do you help to look after an historic building? Join Heritage Lincolnshire’s Heritage at Risk Solutions Officer, Kathryn Banfield, and learn how to care and maintain your historic home. You will discover: what an 'historic' building is and how they work how designations such as listing or conservation areas…
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The Architectural History of Lincolnshire

      Join Liz Bates, the Trust's CEO and expert on local historic buildings, to discover the diverse architectural history of the county. This course will introduce the architectural history of Lincolnshire, from medieval manor houses and grand country houses, to the vernacular buildings found in many of county's villages and market towns. We…
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Roman Lincolnshire: History and Archaeology

Ever wondered what the Romans really did for us? Join Dr Ian Marshman from Heritage Lincolnshire at the purpose-built Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle to find out what life was really like in Roman Britain. Special attention will be given to life in Roman Lincolnshire, at the new colonial city of Lincoln, in small…
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Discover Lincolnshire’s landscapes: nature and culture

    For thousands of years the Lincolnshire landscape has been shaped by nature and people. When archaeologists look at the landscape, they try to work out what is created by nature and what is created by people. Throughout this course we show you how archaeologists do this, so that you will be able to…
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