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).
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.