Cobham Landscape Detectives will be 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.”
We will keep our regular Wednesday and Thursday volunteer days going, devoted to this main project but there will be weekends and summer week-long activities as well.
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Latest Project News
- Catherine Weed Barnes Ward at Cobham c.1905
- Cobham Landscape Detectives research note 6: the Manor of Henhurst
- Cobham Landscape Detectives research note 5: the Manor of Vyaunds
- Cobham’s historic water supply
- Betty Bicker-Robinson remembers the villagers of Cobham 1938-40
*Map of Cobham dated 1797 (sourced from the British Museum online gallery)
Research and Results
Throughout the three year project research will focus on different areas according to the activities undertaken. Where possible this research will be made publically available on the website. Check back for new additions.