Our projects

Over the years we’ve built up an excellent track record of delivering a range of successful grant-funded heritage projects.

All of our projects include a wide variety of events and activities, ensuring there is something for everyone...and all provide opportunities for volunteers to get closely involved.

Layers of History


Have you ever passed strange lumps and bumps in fields, walked down green lanes alongside ancient hedgerows, wondered what sort of ancient tree your path avoids or spotted abandoned military buildings?

We want to give everyone the opportunity to discover, understand and investigate Lincolnshire’s historic landscapes. Layers of History is a 3-year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, that will enable you to explore the historic landscapes that hold so many clues to the unique history of Lincolnshire.

Over the next three years we'll be showing volunteers how to study and research the landscape using archaeological surveying techniques and research tools, online courses and local workshops. We'll also be choosing eight study sites where we can put all you've learned into practice! The study sites for 2017 are Revesby Estate and Abbey and Freiston Shore. There will be three themes; military sites, parks and gardens and medieval settlements.

To find out more visit our Layers of History web pages or contact us at layers@heritagelincolnshire.org

Down Your Wold (project now ended)

logo-down-your-woldBetween 2013 and 2015 people from communities all over the Lincolnshire Wolds discovered and recorded the rich heritage of their area. The wide range of activities included field walking, test pitting, geocaching, carrying out churchyard surveys and discovering medieval graffiti. The project was hugely popular and over 200 volunteers took part. Down Your Wold was run in close collaboration with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service (LWCS) in the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with match funding from LWCS

Heritage at Risk North and North-East Lincolnshire (project now ended) 

logo-lincolnshire-heritage-at-riskOur very successful Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk project ran between 2010 and 2014 and acted as a pilot for a national initiative now being rolled out by Historic England (formerly English Heritage). During that time we trained and recruited over 300 volunteers as Heritage Stewards. These Heritage Stewards surveyed the condition of over 9000 heritage assets in the county, including listed buildings, places of worship, conservation areas, archaeological sites and parks and gardens. From their work we were able to build up an accurate picture of the condition of the county’s heritage, and this is now being used to inform strategies for its future protection.

In spring 2014, thanks to the support of the local authorities, the project was extended to the administrative areas of North and North-east Lincolnshire, completing the dataset for the whole of the historic county of Lincolnshire and making a significant contribution to safeguarding our heritage for the future.