UPDATE (May 2013): Start date for the project is Tuesday 17th September and the first part will run for 5 consecutive Tuesdays, 10am – 3pm.
This project is due to start in September 2013 and will continue into 2014. It will be provided by Derbyshire County Council under the Heritage Lottery funded Limestone Journeys project, and will be based at the Bolsover ACE Centre.
The project aims to explore the evidence for Iron Age Hillforts and settlement patterns on the Magnesian Limestone ridge of North-east Derbyshire and compare these to similar sites in the Peak District to the west, and the Trent Valley to the south.
We will use the Historic Environment Records and past fieldwork records to plot sites onto a map of the region and conduct archive research into these sites as well as doing site visits and landscape surveys where possible.
We will follow this up with new research and investigations of our own in an attempt to understand the tribal boundaries between the Corieltauvi tribe in the south-east of the region and the Brigantes to the north-west.