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Southwell & District Local History Society Established in 1983

These pages are in association with Southwell Civic Society and

Southwell Community Archaeology Group.



 Archaeological Report


The following links to the archaeological reports set out in detail the wonderful asset that the town can enjoy for ever:



http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/media/newarkandsherwood/imagesandfiles/planningpolicy/pdfs/allocationsdevelopmentmanagmentoptionsreport/furtherrepresentationsmatter5southwell/R061(1)%20M5%20Southwell.pdf



http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/media/newarkandsherwood/imagesandfiles/planningpolicy/pdfs/allocationsdevelopmentmanagmentoptionsreport/furtherrepresentationsmatter5southwell/R061%20(2)%20M5%20Southwell.pdf







The Discovery of the Roman Villa - CLICK HERE

ENGLISH HERITAGE HAVE EXTENDED THE AREA OF THE

SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT (SAM)


PRESS RELEASE - June 2013


Roman Southwell – The Site at Southwell is of National Importance


After several years of campaigning, together with support from the local and wider community, members of Southwell Heritage Park Campaign are pleased to announce that a further area of the former Minster School site on Church Street has been granted Scheduled Ancient Monument status.  Following an application by Southwell Heritage Trust, English Heritage has agreed to extend the original 1960s scheduling to incorporate the monumental Roman stone wall that was discovered in 2008/9, and some of the recent discoveries following the developer-funded excavations carried out by Pre-Construct Archaeology, under the supervision of the County Archaeologist.


English Heritage, in their report, state the ‘…Southwell Roman Villa complex is amongst the larger size of villas within the East Midlands, with mosaics and painted plaster, which puts the villa on a scale of wealth above the usual regional type.  It remains a nationally important monument and as such the scheduling documentation should be amended to reflect our significantly enhanced knowledge and understanding of Roman Southwell and the place it held in the wider Romano-British landscape.’  The report is countersigned on behalf of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who again notes the national importance of the site.






























The re-scheduled area of the old Minster School site.