Category Archives: Nottinghamshire Archaeology

Castle Rock B.C.

by Frank E Earp  Looking up at Castle Rock from the south, we would suspect that the earliest residence lived in the many caves, in a sort of multi-story tower block. We may believe that this was Asser’s ‘Tigguacobauc’, – … Continue reading

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Nottingham’s Medieval Town Wall

by Joe Earp Only one part of Nottingham’s original medieval town wall can be seen in it’s original position. It is located within a hotel complex close to Chapel Bar in Nottingham. It is thought that Nottingham’s town wall took … Continue reading

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The Hemlock Stone: 3D Laser Scanned

by Joe Earp On Saturday 14th September 2013 the Hemlock Stone was finally scanned by the Faculty of Engineering from Nottingham University. This was part of the Three Stones Project. The aim of the project is to 3D Laser Scan three … Continue reading

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Lenton Priory

by Frank E Earp Britain has some rather spectacular historical sites. Not least of these are the ruins of the once proud monastic sites, like Fountaindale and Whitby in Yorkshire. When you look at the illustrations in the guide books … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the River Trent

by Frank E Earp AT 185 miles (294K), the River Trent is one of Englandʼs major rivers. For around half of its length, from its source on the slopes of Biddulph Moor in Staffordshire, the Trent flows in a roughly easterly … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Strelley and The Catstones

by Joe Earp The site that is now referred to as the Cat Stones, was discovered by Frank Earp and Peter Hannah in the late 1960’s. The site, which on the north east slope of Catstone Hill Strelley, consists of … Continue reading

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Ancient stone mysteriously dug up and moved!

AN ancient stone has been mysteriously dug up and moved 200 yards away according to Frank Earp local folklorist and historian. Frank is also currently leading The Three Stones Project (see link below). The Cat Stones on Catstone Hill, in … Continue reading

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