New information boards help bring Tilty abbey site back to life

09:04 10 May 2014

Taking a good look at the new boards.

Taking a good look at the new boards.

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Colourful, informative interpretation boards have been introduced in a project to bring the Tilty abbey site back to life.

The new information boards at the Abbey field site in Tilty.The new information boards at the Abbey field site in Tilty.

The unveiling marked the culmination of several years work at the site, and the completion of the conservation and restoration work on the remaining sections of the abbey walls.

Largely based on the material collated during the survey and research undertaken in 2010-11, the interpretation scheme comprises four panels positioned at key points around the site.

Each panel details different aspects of the history, archaeology – both buried and standing – and environment of the site, and were illustrated by a number of reconstructions by freelance illustrator and designer Jon Cane.

The boards were funded by Natural England and England Heritage, and designed by Oxford Archaeology East. They were unveiled to an audience which included members of the Tilty Archaeology and Local History Group (TALHG), the owners of the site, representatives from Oxford Archaeology East and English Heritage, residents and the skilled craftsmen who were involved in the repair and consolidation of the two sections of standing cloister walls.

TALHG will be exploring more of the archaeology of the area this year. For more about the group. visit tiltyhistoryprojects.co.uk.

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