Margrove Landscape History Workshop

Posted on 22nd November 2017

DSCF1715Today’s workshops  geological element explored how the last glaciation affected the East Cleveland landscape and its later use by man.  This was followed by an examination of information from the Doomsday Book which highlighted just how many of our villages were in place at that time. Participants, guided by Tees Archaeology then explored the changing landscape of the Margrove Valley through maps dating from the mid  19th century to explore how the landscape changed with rise and fall of the ironstone industry. A highlight of the afternoon was the opportunity to handle an array of historical artifacts, from the mesolithic onwards, that related to the history of the landscape.