Time and Place


Owston Castle

Projects focused on the areas cultural heritage.

From Flaxen Locks to Retting Pits – Investigation and interpretation of the significant industry for flax and retting in and around Crowle.

Castles and Manors  – Archaeological investigations into the reputed Medieval Manor House site at Vinegarth and the land surrounding St Andrew’s Church in Epworth.

New interpretation boards will be installed at the site of Owston Castle, a scheduled Motte and Bailey Castle. There will also be scrub and tree clearance around the site. This will improve provisions for visitor access to the local nature reserve and unveil the castle’s true landscape character.

Neolithic Trackway – The Project aims to build a replica of the Neolithic Lindholme Trackway found on Hatfield Moor in 2004. The trackway dates back to 2900-2500BC and is known as a Corduroy trackway.

Industrial Archaeology of the Peatlands and its Railway – Run by the Crowle Peatland Railway Society this project will explore the rail and industrial history linked to Thorne and Crowle Moors.

Presenting the Past – A range of volunteer activities will allow local communities to discover, learn, share and celebrate how their villages, settlements and historic landscape have been shaped by man. Topics include; early evidence of human activity, farming and settlement practices, use of natural resources and development of the industrial landscape.

Landscapes of Heroes  – Community involvement is requested to uncover key locations and rediscover tales of aviation history. Research will be undertaken into the Isle of Axholme’s airfields, military locations and associated support sites (defences and other infrastructure) and will cover the period from WW1- present day. Further details of the project can be found at www.ukeconet.org/ioaloh.html 


St Andrew’s Church, Epworth