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WEA Course - Exploring our Medieval Heritage (South Yorkshire/Derbyshire)

posted 1 Sep 2011, 03:32 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 15:16 ]
This course will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the range of Medieval sites in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.  We will visit 5 sites with extensive Medieval remains, including monasteries, churches and castles, and will develop skills in reading and dating architecture.  We will also consider how archaeological investigations have helped interpret the sites and their use in the Medieval period.

First session:

Roche Abbey, Sunday 25 September 2011, 11am – 3pm

Meeting in the car park at Roche Abbey

Dates of subsequent sessions are as follows:
9 October, 23 October, 6 November, 20 November

These sessions may have variable start / finish times dependent upon the opening times of the sites we are visiting.

Subject to access arrangements other proposed sites to visit include:
• The twin castles and church at Bradfield
• The town defences and castle at Castleton
• The village and church at Bakewell or Hathersage
• The monastic range and landscape at Roystone

The final arrangements for the other site visits will be provided on the first session.

Course Fee: £63 full fee, £3 if on means-tested benefits

 To book a place contact the WEA Sheffield Learning Centre on (0114) 242 3609 

and leave your name, address, telephone number and email address. 

On previous courses we have organised car sharing to ensure all learners can easily access the various venues, and this has worked well.  When you contact the centre please indicate whether you

1) are willing to offer lifts to other learners
2) need a lift to the various sites
3) are happy to make your own way to the sites.