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February 2011 - Digitised Doharty Map now online


As part of the project, work was undertaken, not only to conserve an important 18th-century map, but also to make the information contained by the map and it's accompanying terrier book available via the internet.

The map was produced between 1751 & 1753 by John Doharty, Junior at the request of the Dean & Chapter of Worcester, to document lands belonging to them within the Manor of Claines, which at that time included land as far as Tolladine to the east, down to Salt Lane (now Castle Street) in the south, to the river on the west and to Porter's Mill in the north. The accompanying terrier book acts as a key to the vast number of individual fields and properties shown on the map. This information is a vital source for anyone researching the history of the area, as not only is it the earliest known detailed map of the manor, but it also records the names of land-holders and tenants, land use, area, and field names. The original map and terrier are under the care of Worcestershire Record Office.

The map has been painstakingly traced using a specialist mapping tool, called a Geographical Information System (GIS), by the Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service. Each individual field on the map, becomes a 'polygon' within the GIS which can then be linked to all the information recorded within the terrier. This means that when complete, the digital map can be used to click on individual field parcels, and all recorded information on landholder, use etc.. is shown.

To access the map, go to www.worcestershiremaps.org.uk - remember that this is a technical tool, so have a look at the 'help' material which is shown on the left-hand side of the screen on the main page.

June 2010 - New downloads available!


For all those keen walkers out there you will be pleased to know that a leaflet to accompany the Northwick Manor Heritage Trail is now available to download from our Heritage Trail page. Many local people also contributed towards the production of our final booklet - Northwick and Bevere by Residents Past and Present - which can be downloaded from our publications page. These are free to download or there are a limited number of hard copies of the final booklet available by contacting Sheena on 01905 721133/ archaeology@worcester.gov.uk. These are free to residents of Northwick and Bevere (one per household) or at a cost of 3.50 to non-residents. All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of the trail.

May 2010 - Northwick Manor Heritage Trail now open!


 

Mick Aston launches the trail! The project co-ordinators are delighted to announce that the Northwick Manor Heritage Trail is now open! The trail was launched on Saturday May 1st with a grand May Day festival event, at The Slip, Old Northwick Lane, with entertainment from Gaunt's Retinue and Combrogi Mercia (Medieval Re-enactors) and Richard Coombs, World Famous Punch & Judy puppeteer. There were displays of research that has taken place over the last 2 years inside a marquee and refreshments for all.

At 2.30pm, Professor Mick Aston from Channel 4's Time Team, joined us to cut the ribbon and launch the trail. The weather held for us and local people were able to claim their free project booklet, 'Northwick and Bevere - By residents past and present', featuring photographs of local scenes and memories of life in and around the area.

The launch of the trail draws to a close two years of events, talks, workshops and research inspired by the historic and natural landscape of Northwick and Bevere, but we hope that local people will continue to be inspired by their surroundings and perhaps now know a little more about its hidden history.

Thank you to everyone who got involved with the project and helped make it so special!


Archived news items

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April-December 2009

Early 2009

2008


This project has now drawn to close but if you would like to find out more, please contact Sheena Payne-Lunn on 01905 721133, or email archaeology@worcester.gov.uk.

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