FEAG - Norfolk trip



Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Norfolk Trip
Saturday 24th August 2019
Meet at the Church of St Mary, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Swaffham, at 11am (http://www.saintmaryschurch.uk/)
Meet at Caistor Roman Town at 3pm (https://www.norfarchtrust.org.uk/project/caistor-roman-town/)
A church has stood on the site of St Mary’s for over 1,000 years. The well-preserved 13th century wall paintings are the most striking feature of  the church. They show a very rare image of the Holy Trinity – the earliest known example of a wall painting showing this subject in Europe and most likely unique in Britain. The church is a Grade 1 listed building and still occasionally used for services. Caistor Roman Town also known as Venta Icenorum, was the largest Roman town in East Anglia. It has been studied in detail in a project led by Will Bowden of the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the Norfolk Archaeological Trust (who own the site).
Places are limited and if you would like to attend you must book. Please contact Vicki Harley via vicki.harley@care4free.net 
The cost will be £5 for St Mary’s and £2 for Caistor Roman Town. Further details of where to meet and suggestions for where to have lunch will be sent to those who book.