Cobham Landscape Detectives

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.

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.”

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Cobham map 1797

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


Cobham Village project 2018

Cobham Village project 2017

The summer project for 2017  concentrated on the village of Cobham, Kent.

This element of Cobham Landscape Detectives launched on Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th of February 2017, at the Great Hall in Cobham College, 10am-4pm. Cobham residents were encouraged to come forward and dig a test pit in their garden in July. Activities at the school, and a larger community dig were held in the last week of July.

Mausoleum Cottage Dig 2016

For details on the Mausoleum Cottage dig of 2016, click here.


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