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Desk-based research

Are you fascinated by old maps, what documents can tell us, or by the names given to places within the landscape?

Would you like to know where to find and how to use information relating to the known archaeological finds, sites and monuments in your local area?


If so come to one of our Historic Landscapes Workshops.


***As of January 2020 we are initial discussions with Calstock Parish Archive to run a series of workshops exploring their spectacular documentary and cartographic holdings - dates to be announced soon***


We hope that these events will inspire you to explore old maps, documents, aerial photographs and archaeological information and learn how to use them to chart the development of the historic landscape – the pattern of settlements, fields, woodlands and commons.

Pre-booking is essential and places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. To register complete the application form and email to Chris Smart (