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Bronze and Iron Age

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Our Latest Heritage Project!

Rockingham Forest Trust has been awarded a £250,000 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to implement an exciting three-year heritage project looking at the lifestyles and activities of the Bronze and Iron Age people who settled here over 3000 years ago.

The Project

Our ambitious heritage project will focus on these main strands:

  • The restoration of the Bronze Age Bowl Barrow, bringing it back to its former glory in the landscape, and raising awareness of its historical and cultural significance.
  • Building a replica Bronze Age Boat, with community volunteers and specialist advice, using wherever possible, ancient skills and tools.
  • Building a typical Iron Age farm settlement, with the assistance of community volunteers, to be a focal point for a ‘Living History Experience’.
  • We have also partnered with the Northants Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, who will be exploring Iron Age textiles and looking to study and recreate clothing from that era using traditional methods and natural dyeing.


Activities for schools and the local community include re-enactments, “day in the life of”, and traditional crafts such as weaving, pottery, jewellery, metal, and wood working.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will enable local people to understand, engage with and learn about the lifestyles of the Bronze and Iron Age people.


You can find more project updates in our News section here. 

You can also visit our Heritage Museum to find out more about the Bronze and Iron Age settlers on the Stanwick Lakes site.

At the same time you will find displays about the human presence on the site over the past 10,000 years, together with many of the artefacts uncovered during the archaeological excavations in the 1980s.