Bay Archaeology Festival: Lecture Series

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Barrow-in-Furness

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A morning of talks and presentations as part of the Bay Archaeology Festival.

The programme includes:

Between the Wilderness and the World - the Cistercians and Furness Abbey

Andrew Davison, Historic England

This talk will examine how Furness fitted into the Cistercian world, as well as how the evolution of the Cistercian Order over four centuries was reflected in changes to the Abbey complex.


Lords of the land between Coniston and Windermere: Furness Abbey and its influence on the medieval landscape of Cumbria.

Caron Newman, Newcastle University

There were three monasteries in Lancashire -over-Sands in the medieval period, of which by far the largest and most powerful was Furness Abbey. Indeed, Furness Abbey was the largest of all the monastic houses in Cumbria. Its endowment included the whole of the Forest of Furness, Walney Island and the manor of Ulverston. These were only its core holdings and in addition it held extensive estates elsewhere in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and beyond. This talk will examine how the Abbey’s extensive land holdings influenced the development and character of the landscape of Cumbria.

Cave archaeology and Morecambe Bay

Dr Hannah O'Regan, Nottingham University

Caves are brilliant repositories for archaeological material, but the deposits can be very challenging to excavate and understand. This talk will discuss cave archaeology using examples from recent work in the Morecambe Bay area, particularly around Grange-over-sands.


The Military History of Walney Island

Sam Edwards, Ben Edwards & Amy Walling, Manchester Metropolitan University
A short talk on the military history of Walney Island, as discovered through their work with the Headlands to Headspace (H2H) project, recording the military heritage of the Morecambe Bay area and training volunteers to spot and record military heritage. Join them also for an onsite walk and talk on Tuesday 19th July if you would like to find out more!


Mapping Morecambe Bay - The Early Years

Dr. Bill Shannon

Did you know the first time the words ‘Morecambe Bay’ appeared on a map was not until 1774 – before that, it was generally called Kent Sands and Leven Sands. Dr. Bill Shannon explores how the bay appeared on maps going as far back as the 15th century, and examines three large-scale maps from the 17th century – depicting Sowerby Wood, Piel Island and the Cartmel Peninsula


Photo credit: Jon Sparks


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