Update on the Heritage Projects

Update on Heritage Projects

Over the past couple of months, the Fifth Continent’s heritage volunteers have worked with the Heritage Officer to deliver a range of projects. We have managed to cover all three main heritage themes: the Hunt for Romney Port, the Sentinels of the Marsh and Heritage, Geomorphology and Landuse. Our geophysical survey work in late August and early September investigated a couple of possible port sites. At the very end of September, we surveyed a site within Romney Warren. We had some very interesting results, which have generated much head scratching! These appear to show two large, buried, circular enclosures, that the established marsh-drains snake around. This could make them of some age: medieval or even older? We hope to place a trench across one of them in 2021 to obtain some dating evidence.

At the end of October, we are planning two days of graveyard recording at Snave church to complete the survey started by Lucie and the volunteers last summer. This may be our last piece of practical work for the year, as the days are getting shorter and the weather is becoming more temperamental! Our work this Autumn has flagged up a range of sites to investigate further in 2021.

The Heritage Officer, Andrew, would like to thank all the volunteers who have enthusiastically supported projects in 2020. Your support has been invaluable.

You can keep up to date with the latest #fifthcontinent news through our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you want to get involved with activities in 2021, do contact Andrew at andrew.mayfield@kentwildlife.org.uk or on 07920 548906