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WallCAP

WallCAP

Hadrian’s Wall community archaeology project.

Hadrian’s Wall, part of the UNESCO transnational Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site (WHS), is one of the most famous ancient monuments in the world. Yet, many aspects of it are still poorly understood and some portions of it are in poor and deteriorating condition.

The WallCAP project provided volunteers and communities with the chance to contribute to the sustainability of Hadrian’s Wall as one of the UK’s preeminent heritage attractions.

About the research project

One arm of this project examined Heritage At Risk, to enable local people to make a key contribution to the management of the WHS in the short term, while developing a network of trained volunteers to continue this crucial work in the longer term.

This project also provided local communities with the knowledge and skills to understand how the Wall has literally and metaphorically provided the building blocks for present-day communities, by exploring the way in which the Wall’s building fabric has been reused in the centuries following Roman rule of Britain.

Utilising existing infrastructure and expertise, the project brought together key stakeholders and communities to deliver a range of exciting events for local communities along the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall and the Cumbrian coast.

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Funder:

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Duration:

Oct 2017-June 2018 (Stage 1)

PI and further team:

  • Prof Sam Turner (PI) - Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Rob Collins (Co-I and Project Manager) - Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Kerry Shaw (Volunteer Coordinator & Community Liaison Officer) - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Alex Turner (Digital Heritage Officer) - Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Kathryn Murphy (Project Support Officer) - Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Jane Harrison (Community Archaeologist) - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Ian Kille (Community Geologist) - School of History, Classics and Archaeology