Delving into Heritage Day

Monastic Heritage in Greensand Country

Date: Tuesday 16th July

Description: Day-long conference with a range of speakers and optional guided walk

Venue: The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey

Charge: £15.00 per person (Student Concessions: £5.00 per person)

The Greensand Country has a rich medieval monastic heritage with several sites clustered together in the area surrounding the Greensand Ridge.  Why are there so many monastic sites and what impact do they have on the landscape today?

Together, with a range of experts including Historians; Archaeologists; Geologists and Historic Designed Landscape Specialists, we will explore the unique heritage of monastic sites in the Greensand Country.  This will be an informal conference with the opportunity to take part in a guided walk around the gardens at Woburn Abbey.  Further details:

Booking is essential.  Last year’s conference was very popular so we advise booking tickets early to avoid disappointment.  Tickets available from Monday 10th June but you can request to be emailed further information and a booking reminder at the beginning of June by contacting [email protected] NOW. 

The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership is proud to be working with The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey to deliver the second of three annual ‘Delving into Heritage Days.’  Each year, we explore a difference landscape theme that makes up the distinctive ‘landscape character’ of the Greensand Country area.  Delegates from last year’s conference said:

“I never knew there was so much to learn about Greensand Country; its origin, its history and its future”

“Delving into Heritage was a fascinating insight into the geology, ecology and history of Greensand Country.  Thank you for organising such a fab day!”

The conference is also an opportunity to find out more about our Community Heritage Grant Schemes and how you can apply to the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership for funding to investigate and promote local heritage.

The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership is a Heritage Lottery Funded Programme, established in January 2017 and working until June 2021 on more than 40 projects that will help raise awareness of the heritage value of the landscape and to reverse the gradual decline in the distinct landscape character of this beautiful and loved place.

The vision is that by 2020 the Greensand Country will be a living and working landscape that is cherished by present and future generations.

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