Discover Bowland: medieval deer parks…….

- May 2nd, 2019

June 27, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chipping Village Hall

In medieval England, Royal Forests were owned by the Monarch for private hunting. In the Forest of Bowland, deer were kept in parks surrounded by a ditch, embankment and fence, known as a pale. The principal deer-parks were Radholme and Leagram, which existed between 1322 and 1650. The AONB, under the direction of archaeologist Nigel Neil and park and garden historian Ruth Thurnhill, assisted by volunteers, has undertaken research addressing the establishment and management of the parks, their decline and the subsequent development of estates. Nigel will describe this fascinating history in a well illustrated talk. Refreshments available. This event is complemented by a walk around Leagram park on 29 June. Just turn up. For more information contact the AONB office on 01200 448000 or email Free, 1.5 hours, wheelchair-accessible.