NEWS, EVENTS and INVOLVEMENT.

Want to be involved in this exciting project?

To find out more our email address is:  suttonwallscg@gmail.com

Forthcoming  Events.

Significance of the Herefordshire Hoard

7 to 9pm, Wednesday 22 June

Kindle Centre in Hereford

Cost £10.00   Buy Tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-significance-of-the-herefordshire-hoard-tickets-360410145447 also available in person from the Black and White House Museum or by calling 01432 260694

Dr Gareth Williams, curator of early medieval coins and Viking collections at the British Museum, will discuss the significance of the Herefordshire Hoard. Author of several books on Anglo-Saxon and Viking topics, Gareth is currently working on a book on Anglo-Saxon hoards and another on Viking warfare and military organisation. He is an advisor for the new Museum of the Viking Age due to open in Oslo in 2026.

https://www.herefordshirehoard.co.uk/Latest-news-and-events

 

Monday, 27th June.  7:30 - 9:30.    

"History and Restoration of Mordiford Water Mill" by Andy Tatchell.

Entrance £3.00, Refreshments available. Sutton St Nicholas Village Hall, HR1 3SZ.

The restoration of the water mill at Mordiford has been a major undertaking by Andy Tatchell. This and its fascinating history will be explained in the context of other flour mills on the Lower Lugg and their significance to flour milling.

Organised by Sutton Environment and History Group.

6th September.

Marsha O'Mahoney will give a talk about her book on hops, "The Scratch of the Hop." More detail to follow.

11th October.

David Lovelace will introduce us to the maps and mapping of the landscape of Sutton St Nicholas and Marden.

More details to follow.

Historical Walking Trail.

Sutton Walls Conservation Group have launched an exciting new heritage walking trail map that transports you back in time to explore life on Sutton Walls in the Iron Age and Roman periods as well in the time of Ethelbert and Offa.

Please note the footpath is uneven, steep in parts and can be quite muddy. You will need sturdy footware.

You can buy a trail map and walk at your leisure. The map is on sale at the Golden Cross pub in the centre of Sutton St Nicholas or you may print your own lower quality image using the pdf icons next to the following images.

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Significant News.

Sutton Walls Conservation Group has taken a big step forward in securing the wonderful Iron Age hillfort's future for generations to come.

The group, which was established in 2017, responded to a call from Historic England to help manage the site as it was on their 'at risk' register. Working with the Gwynne family, who have owned the site for several generations, the lease has now been signed, giving the SWCG the responsibility as tenants to take on the task of managing the site in terms of its outstanding value for archaeology, nature, farming and people.

The next step will be to instigate a Conservation Management Plan, which will inform and guide the way forward and could include a range of actions such as providing interpretation boards, coppicing, opening up viewpoints and stabilising the hillfort's ramparts. The public footpath, which circumnavigates the hillfort and is excellently maintained, will continue to provide access to the site and a great opportunity for walkers. Find out more by picking up a Heritage Walking Trail map from the Golden Cross pub or visit www.suttonwalls.co.uk . Keep an eye out for more news and opportunities to get involved in looking after, and making the most of this amazing site, right on our doorstep!

 

Visitors to Sutton Walls should please keep to the public footpaths at all times.

Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register 2019,  Case Study, Sutton Walls Camp.

Read full case study text of this important document by clicking the pdf icon.

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Above text and photograph are copyright of Historic England 2019

Event Archive

 

Jane's Fundraising Walk, "In the footsteps of Ethelbert" August 2021
Open Event, October 2021
Sutton Walls features on BBC TV’s Midlands today.

Historic England Grant 2021

Sutton Walls Quiz. May 2020

Sutton Walls and Herefordshire in the Iron Age - Postponed March 2020

Coffee Morning and Walk 2019

Photography Competition 2018