From a grave to a promising future
Great news in the case of the Dissenter's Graveyard in Exeter, which has been saved from development, and is now the subject of an archaeological investigation and restoration project.
The CBA have been closely following the fortunes of the Dissenters' Graveyard in Exeter ever since our own Conservation Team were contacted in 2012 by a developer hoping to build on the land (Members Newsletter 22, Spring 2013). Despite this grave prospect, a local group was formed which has now bought the land and aim to restore it, turning it into a public space. The CBA have been able to support the new trust’s work by granting £1000 from Mick Aston Archaeology Funding (http://new.archaeologyuk.org/mick-aston-archaeology-fund).
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We were delighted to hear this week that the trust have now secured a further grant from the HLF to the tune of £7500 which will help them continue their research, recording and conservation of this once forgotten corner of Exeter.
For further information on the project please go to the trust’s website.