Summer Update

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Treasure, medieval boats and Restoration Home

The summer is a busy time for many of us at Norfolk Historic Environment Service, so here are a few things that we have been involved in that you may have missed.

Restoration Home

Our historic buildings specialist Stephen Heywood featured in a recent episode of the BBC's Restoration Home. He identified the date of St Peter's barn in Norfolk by studying the roof supports.

You can view this episode on BBC iplayer until the 4th September here:

Medieval boat

The Broadland Flood Alleviation Project has discovered a medieval boat along the River Chet in Loddon. It is the first of its type found in Norfolk and it is thought to have been used to transport light goods. After it has been studied, the boat will be preserved and displayed in a Norfolk museum.

Read more about the boat here:


The Identification and Recording Service have been busily looking at Norfolk finds all year. They record many different types of object, which you can search for on the Portable Antiquities Scheme website

Here are two examples of treasure cases that were in the news last month, one of which provides evidence for Christianity in Roman Norfolk!

Day of Archaeology

On the 26th July archaeologists from around the world came together to write about what they were doing on that day. Posts were created from professionals, volunteers and students who are all involved in heritage.

Visit the Day of Archaeology Website and search for posts from Norfolk to find out more about what officers at the Historic Environment Service do.



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