Valuing Historic Landscapes

How do we value historic landscapes? This thought struck me on a recent Spring break in Sussex, standing shivering on the downlands above the Roman villa at Bignor, the mist creeping over the top of the escarpment and the air cold enough to turn each sigh into dragon’s breadth. There are of course many formal…

I Dig Newton

Archaeology can provide instant results and reward long, painstaking, research. The discovery of two Viking-era hoards from Lancashire and Cumbria in 2011 (the Silverdale and Furness Hoards respectively)1 provide evidence of the former and the recent community excavation at Newton Hall the latter. My association with Newton Hall goes back more years than I can…