Walking with Constable – an interdisciplinary project by the Fitzwilliam Museum

Featured image: Frontispiece. East Berholt (P.232-1954) (Source The Fitzwilliam Museum) The Fitzwilliam Museum are running a project called ‘Walking with Constable’, which aims to shed new light on the paintings and drawings in their collection by getting outside and walking in the landscape. Constable used many East Anglian scenes in his painting, particularly of theContinue reading “Walking with Constable – an interdisciplinary project by the Fitzwilliam Museum”

Hitcham: A Landscape, Social and Ecclesiastical History of a Suffolk Clayland Parish

We’re looking forward to reading this new book, which explores the parish of Hitcham, its wider landscape and the architectural and ecclesiastical history of its church. The author, Edward Martin, is our guest this week to tell us more about it. Produced as a contribution towards a National Lottery Heritage Fund project for the restorationContinue reading “Hitcham: A Landscape, Social and Ecclesiastical History of a Suffolk Clayland Parish”

Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside

The team in the Historic Environment Record (HER) are working on a project, funded by Historic England, to record all the lost and existing farmsteads in Suffolk. Farming has been a major factor in the development of Suffolk’s landscape, both physically and socially throughout time. The farm buildings can help us to understand the agriculturalContinue reading “Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside”