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Date(s) - 09/02/2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Truro Baptist Church


Discoveries and developments in Cornwall: an English Heritage perspective                                                                                                       Susan Greaney, English Heritage
The past few years have seen research and presentation projects at several guardianship sites in Cornwall. The talk will be an opportunity to hear about the 2016 archaeological excavations at Tintagel and our plans for the research project there over the next few years. It will also cover the results of research focused on Chysauster ancient village, particularly new earthwork and geophysical survey at the site, new pottery analysis and extensive archive research. There will also be an update on the latest development plans for Pendennis Castle and work at some of our free and unstaffed properties too.

Curating the Schedule.  The work of the Ancient Monument Inspectors
Dan Ratcliffe, Historic England
Historic England is the new name for the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, which continues to act as the Government’s heritage agency following the licensing of publicly opened National Heritage Collection sites to the new charitable ‘English Heritage Trust’.
The Ancient Monument Inspectors are responsible for the administration of the 1979 Ancient Monument and Archaeological Areas Act, including monitoring and responding to unauthorised works to Scheduled Monuments, the administration of the Scheduled Monument Consent, advising planning authorities on applications affecting Scheduled Monuments and other nationally important archaeological sites, and working with others at Historic England to address risks to Scheduled Monuments and research their significance.

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