Cobham, Kent

Cobham map
Map of Cobham dated 1797 (from the British Museum online gallery)

Cobham Landscape Detectives was a three year discovery project covering the Cobham landscape, using LiDAR, geophysics, fieldwalking, metal detecting, research, oral history, small scale trenching and test pitting.

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Kent County Council secured a grant of £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project.  Stuart McLeod, head of HLF South East, said:

“Thanks to National Lottery players, this project provides a wonderful opportunity for people to delve into their local heritage and we’re delighted to award this grant so that the volunteers can begin their journey of discovery.”

The summers of 2017 and 2018 saw the Cobham Village Digs. Cobham residents were encouraged to come forward and dig a test pit in their garden. Activities at the school, and a larger community dig were held in the village later in the summer. In 2016 the dig focused in Cobham Woood at the site of the Mausolem Cottage. For further details on the Mausoleum Cottage dig of 2016, click here.

A booklet of the experiences at Cobham was published in 2020 and a pdf copy can be downloaded here.

Research undertaken about the area can be found below:

Cobham News:

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