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Managing the Thornborough Henges: from community enterprise to community ownership.

Lectures
Date
9 Apr 2024
Start time
2:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Keith Emerick, Historic England
Managing the Thornborough Henges: from community enterprise to community ownership.

Event Information

Managing the Thornborough Henges: from community enterprise to community ownership.

Keith Emerick, Inspector of Ancient Monuments. Regions: North East and Yorkshire. Historic England.

In February 2023 the central and southern henges of the Neolithic Thornborough henges complex passed into the care of the state. This significant event marked the culmination of 16 years of discussion and negotiation between various parties and individuals to secure the future of these monuments.

Of course, the story of the henges, their landscape and their management extends further back in time, but it also stretches into the future. The northern henge is undoubtedly the best preserved of the group, and one of the best preserved in the British Isles: what will happen to the northern henge? What will happen in the wider landscape.

This lecture will look at the history of the henges and how they have been managed over time and consider how difficult it can be to manage competing needs, benefits and values.

Lecture to be held in the Tempest Anderson Lecture Theatre, Yorkshire Museum,
YO1 7DR at 2.30pm.   All welcome.

Image: HEA 35140_045 13-OCT-2022 © Historic England Archive