The Project

Peeling Back the Layers is a hands-on educational project, run by the Tudor Farming Interpretation Group (TFIG).  A wide range of people are investigating the history and archaeology of Whitle, Sheen and the surrounding landscape.  Groups and individuals have joined together with primary and secondary schools, young archaeologists, local history enthusiasts and mental health groups in this fascinating exploration of our local heritage.

In 2004, an archaeological survey undertaken by Jim Rylatt of the Peak District National Park (Rylatt, Jim., (2005) click to access a pdf copy of the report) identified a number of possible medieval or post-medieval features at Under Whitle. Research by the TFIG uncovered documents establishing the existence of farms and families in the Tudor period.

This project is continuing to extend the historical research and has peeled back the layers, to reveal the archaeological features and treasures beneath the ground!

The next stage of the project is a survey of the graveyard at Sheen Parish Church. Training will be given on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July at Sheen Village Hall from 10am until 3.30pm.  We also have a number of finds still to be processed from the excavations may need some help over the next month.

If you want to find out more please contact us.

A Community Archaeology Project At Under Whitle