Useful Links

Archaeological Methods: An Online Guide
A comprehensive and essential guide to archaeological methods created by the University of Central Lancashire.

Council for British Archaeology East
Covering the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, the CBA East is an educational charity and, as as part of the CBA’s network of regional groups, aims to involve people in archaeology and to promote the care and appreciation of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

East Anglian Archaeology
East Anglian Archaeology is an academically refereed series with an editorial board of senior archaeologists from the region. It is supported by the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO) and English Heritage. Reports cover material from the whole of the eastern region: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Fenland Archaeological Society
Community group providing opportunities for participation in Community Archaeology across Fenland.

The Hidden Commemoration
Our Heritage Lottery Fund aided project to record the lesser known and more unusual memorials and stories of the Great War in the Waveney Valley.

Halesworth and District Museum
A volunteer-run museum of local history and local life at Halesworth railway station

Hoxne Heritage Group
The group aim to clarify the development and continuity of settlement in Hoxne through the years by involving the village community in research through field-walking and excavation of test pits around the village, and to raise awareness and appreciation of the village heritage.

Invisible Works
Nick Stone’s blog about, well, almost everything. Norwich, the Norfolk landscape through time, deserted medieval villages, the Great War, the Second World War, the Baedeker raids, rephotography, his family and Black Dogs among other things. Don’t know how he finds the time. He’s on Twitter @typejunky

Loddon History Group
A thriving local history and archaeology group aiming to bring all things local and historical to a wider audience.

Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group
NAHRG (pronounced ‘narg’) is Norfolk’s local history and archaeology club. It’s short for the Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group but you don’t need to be a researcher to join. You just need to be interested in Norfolk, its history, heritage and archaeology.

Norfolk Archaeological Trust
Founded in 1923, the Trust is a conservation charity devoted to the care of some of the most important archaeological sites in the county.

Norfolk Historic Environment Record
The Norfolk HER is the definitive database of the county’s archaeological sites and historic buildings. It contains over 60,000 records describing the archaeology of Norfolk from the earliest evidence for human occupation from 750,000 BC up to the present day. The site also includes information about Norfolk County Council’s Community Archaeology projects.

Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society
Society open to anyone interested in the history and archaeology of Norfolk industry, its products and its remains, and ensuring they are recorded for posterity.

Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey
A community archaeology project which undertook the very first large-scale systematic survey of medieval churches to identify and record pre-reformation graffiti inscriptions, and aims to undertake surveys, recording and cataloguing to the highest professional standards across the region.

Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Society
The Society’s aim is to promote the study of the science of archaeology and the study of the history, architecture and antiquities of Norfolk. The Society publishes Norfolk Archaeology, the major academic journal for the archaeology and history of Norfolk.

Norwich Community History Club
The Norwich Community History Club aims to be welcoming and accessible, actively working to engage with, and include, people who might ordinarily feel a bit intimidated by more ‘academic’ groups. An inspirational and inclusive project to promote the public understanding of history and archaeology.

Pathways to History
Run by the UEA Landscape History Group, the Pathways to History project aims to investigate the history of public rights of way in Norfolk. WVCAG hopes to be working with the UEA Landscape History Group for the duration of this project.

Portable Antiquities Scheme
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a government-funded project to encourage the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales.

River Waveney Trust
The River Waveney Association aims to ensure the river, its tributaries and its surroundings are maintained and made as accessible as possible for the enjoyment of local residents and the public at large now and for future generations.

Round Tower Churches Society
Round tower churches are some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s, and particularly the Waveney Valley’s, unsung treasures. The Round Tower Churches Society is dedicated to preserving these churches and exploring their origins and history. Click on the link above to find out more about them and their work.

SHARP: Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project
Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and firmly rooted in the local community. A long-term archaeological research project, whose primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the Norfolk parish of Sedgeford.

South Elmham Local History Group
When The Saints Society was suspended in 1990 the South Elmhams were without a local history group. This changed in May 2002 when The Saints Society was re-launched as The South Elmham and District Local History Group. The stated aim of the group is “To further the study and appreciation of the villages in the South Elmhams and surrounding areas, their history and environment.”

Suffolk Heritage Direct
The Suffolk Heritage Direct website is provided and managed by Suffolk County Council on behalf of a growing partnership of heritage organisations, societies and local interest groups from across Suffolk.

Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History
The Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, founded in 1848, is Suffolk’s largest and oldest archaeological and historical society. For a century and a half it has played an important role in encouraging and publishing research on Suffolk’s past.

Triskele Heritage
Triskele Heritage is an archaeological consultancy and lecturing business located in Nottingham (UK). The company was founded by award winning archaeologist James Wright FSA, who works alongside associates to provide high quality fieldwork, research, reporting and dissemination.

University College Suffolk Heritage and Historic Environment Management
A blog about the developing projects, courses and activities associated with heritage and historic environment management at University Campus Suffolk (UCS).

University of East Anglia Centre for East Anglian Studies
Centre for the study of all aspects of the archaeology and history of Norfolk, Suffolk and the adjacent areas of Lincolnshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire from prehistoric times to the present.

Victoria’s Dustbin
An online resource full of Victorian rubbish. A fascinating project from the UEA School of History. You can find them on Twitter @VicsDustbin