The Future of Sherwood’s Past

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Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

Community Archaeology in the East Midlands,

 Community Archaeology Nottinghamshire, Excavation, Research, Volunteering, Community

    Archaeology Derbyshire, Training, Social, Learning, Community Archaeology Leicestershire,

    Heritage, Involvement, Belonging, Knowledge sharing, Community Archaeology Lincolnshire,

    Topographic Survey, Talks and Presentations, Outreach, Archaeology Projects , Open

    Days, Schools, Finds Processing, Day Schools, Field Schools, Young People, Archaeology

    and History of Sherwood Forest, Pottery Research, Medieval, Roman, Prehistoric, Community

    Interest Company, Community Archaeology Nottinghamshire.

Community Archaeology in Nottinghamshire

Community Archaeology in Derbyshire

Community Archaeology in Leicestershire

Community Archaeology East Midlands

Community Archaeology in Lincolnshire

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Alongside the fieldwork projects and mapping work, the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project also researches the history and heritage of Sherwood Forest.

Ongoing research is looking at telling the story of the administration, landscape and people of Medieval Sherwood Forest from the vast amount of documentary sources that exist including:

Please see the Stories from the Forest page to look at some of the output of this research:

There are stories about Misbehaving Priests, Journeys through the Landscape and information about sites in the Forest from Churches and abbeys, Market Crosses, Chantry Chapels and Saxon Battles to Viking Meeting Sites.

The page aims to be the output for the project and to be the largest resource on Sherwood Forest Heritage, Archaeology and History on the web.

Regular updates are also available through:

Project Facebook page

 and the project blog site at

The project is inclusive, and much research involves talking to the public and taking seriously the work and stories of people who live, in work in, and pass through the forest.

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC spend many weekends running stalls at public events, not only promoting the project, but learning from the public.

We will never dismiss your tales of history and archaeology- all can lead to research as part of the project!

The research undertaken helps not only to provide more to the narrative of Sherwood Forest, it also helps to detect and recognise future areas of interest and research for fieldwork.

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 About Sherwood Forest


 Forest Law


 Why Sherwood Forest?


 Boundaries of Sherwood


 Landscape of Sherwood


 Outlaws & Villains


 Stories from the Forest