Sentinels on the Marsh – Historical and archaeological surveys
Using volunteers, the project charted the history of the churches and their relationship with the communities in which they are situated. Churchyards were surveyed to record the memorials and assess their condition. Photographic surveys will help to identify and recorded surviving earthworks, and churches will be photographed as a fixed record of the sites.
A community dig took place at St Martin’s field in New Romney in 2019 and attempted to define the limits of the building and address the key question of its foundation date. A mobile exhibition created from this work with photographs, maps, plans and text took place in New Romney and Ivychurch in 2022 and showcased the results from the whole project.
Sentinels on the Marsh – Historical and archaeological surveys contributes to Rediscover project theme.
With the support of volunteers a community excavation at St Martin’s church in New Romney, took place in June 2019.
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