The Project

End of Project Open Day
Sunday 16th July 2017
All Welcome!

Peeling Back the Layers is a hands-on educational project, run by the Tudor Farming Interpretation Group (TFIG).  A wide range of people have been busy 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 has extended 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 the interpretation of everything we have found and found out about.  We are now in the process of developing a comic aimed at 7-11 year olds, a self-guided trail around the site, a travelling exhibition and programme of talks, and the publication of a book.

If you want to find out more please contact us.

A Community Archaeology Project At Under Whitle