Uncovering Historic Bishopwearmouth

Can you help uncover more about historic Bishopwearmouth?

Sunderland City Council is working in partnership with The Archaeological Practice on a new community project called the Bishopwearmouth Village Atlas.

The work is part of the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project will investigate the historic core of Bishopwearmouth in the heart of Sunderland city centre, exploring its archaeology, architecture, geology and landscape.

Local volunteers will get involved in researching old maps, photographs and documents, and recording key features of the historic buildings, learning new skills and widening our understanding of the history of this important settlement.

Everybody is welcome to the information session on Monday 15 April from 2-4pm at Sunderland Minster to share more details about the project, and the wider Townscape Heritage Scheme.

Catherine Auld, the City Council's Assistant Director of City Development, said: " This is a great opportunity for local people to work together to learn more about Sunderland’s heritage."
Anyone wishing to get involved or learn more about the project should contact The Archaeological Practice on 0191 273 0777 or email info@archaeologicalpractice.co.uk

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