This is the project website for Imagined Land at Burnham Norton 2018

Exploring and Celebrating the 
History on our Doorstep: 
Burnham Norton Friary

In 2017 the Norfolk Archaeological Trust received a grant of £74,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project based at two Trust sites: Tasburgh Camp and Burnham Norton Friary

Thanks to National Lottery players the ‘Imagined Land’ 2-year project offered local people the chance to explore and celebrate the heritage of the sites at the heart of their communities, through practical research and creative activities.

Burnham Norton Friary

The project included a programme of archaeological ‘test-pits’ in gardens and fields outside the scheduled monument areas to find out more about the development of these enigmatic sites. 

Tasburgh Earthworks

Archaeological research was used as the starting point for creative arts work – writing, music and craft making – culminating in a historical pageant devised and created with local communities, including schools.

The project at Burnham Norton was completed in 2018. This site will remain the permanent home for signposting research produced as part of the project. 

More information on the Norfolk Archaeological Trust at: www.norfarchtrust.org.uk

October 2018

Find Tasburgh Earthworks Imagined Land Project website at 


Project supporters:

The project is led by Norfolk Archaeological Trust and is supported by: 
Heritage Lottery Fund
Caistor Roman Project
Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group
Historic England
Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Society
Writers' Centre Norwich
Norwich Arts Centre
Norfolk County Council (Arts Project Fund)