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Date published: 17th July, 2017
Archaeological investigations are required before any development can take place, so Urban&Civic as master developers for Middlebeck, invited a team of experts from Oxford Archaeology North to take the lead in the excavations and ensure that any findings were recorded and preserved.
Whilst Newark is a town rich in history, the team of excavators were not expecting to unearth the array of fascinating finds that have been discovered so far, which are believed to be some of the most significant in the country and indicate a long-lived and intensely occupied landscape.
At this point in time, these settlements have been identified with the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age (c 2500-1500 BC), Middle to Late Iron Age (c 400BC-100 AD) and Romano-British (100-410 AD) periods. There are even elements that extend as far back as the Early Neolithic (4000-3500 BC).
Just a few of the discoveries made so far:
As an expansion of the public outreach work initiated during the first phase, the project has included a number of excavation visits by interested community groups, including the Newark & Nottingham Young Archaeologist Clubs and local archaeology and history groups such as the Farndon Archaeological Research Investigations (FARI).
The project continues to the west of Bowbridge Lane to prepare the site for the next phase of development.
With thanks to Dr. Adam Tinsley, Oxford Archaeology.
12th January, 2022
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10th January, 2022
Thank you to everyone who sent in entries to our OnStream competition... We are delighted to announce that the winner is .... Santa Labasauskiene We hope you & your family will enjoy your delicious goodies! #competition #communityengagement #middlebeck https://pic.twitter.com/S5bXYCoXfD
4th January, 2022
You still have time to win a festive hamper in 3 simple steps 1.Grab your copy of OnStream 2.Cut out the frame on the back page 3.Strike a pose and post your photo on social by tagging @Middlebeck_ & using the hashtag #OnStream Revised competition closing date 06/01/22 11:59pm https://pic.twitter.com/q9hvT8G5Nd
1st January, 2022
Happy New Year to everyone at Middlebeck! We are excited to see what 2022 brings and for our community to continue on growing! Wishing everyone a lovely day https://pic.twitter.com/SXjXYjKBeK
29th December, 2021
Don't forget to enter our competition for the chance of winning a festive hamper Head over to https://loom.ly/RDe4sF8 for more information on what to do! The competition closes at 11:59pm on 2nd January. Good luck!
25th December, 2021
Wishing everyone at Middlebeck a wonderful Christmas by a Christ Church C of E Primary School pupil https://pic.twitter.com/ZDM41jL7lm
24th December, 2021
A special message from a very special visitor Wishing you all a magical Christmas Eve #christmaseve #santaclaus #christmasspirit #christmasmood #happychristmas https://pic.twitter.com/iN4FcGMHiT
22nd December, 2021
Families of Middlebeck enjoyed a festive evening of singing & sweet treats on Friday. The free Community Carol Service was organised to bring the community together. Special thanks to Newark's family friendly café Beanblock for the providing the treats! https://pic.twitter.com/uXxEwo3BEq