Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Arts: Word

Croft Castle's Fishpool Valley

Excavations and Investigations — 2017 to 2019

Ludlow Lectures

Tuesday 29 October at 10:00am

St Laurence, Ludlow

Speaker: Stephen Wass

Investigations in Croft Castle's Fishpool Valley have uncovered a remarkable series of structures mostly associated with the use of water within the park. These new discoveries throw light on how this landscape was developed and used during the latter part of the eighteenth century.

Stephen Wass MA MCIfA is a professional archaeologist who specialises in the study of water features within gardens of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He has worked extensively for the National Trust and is currently project archaeologist for the restoration of Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire. He is also undertaking his own programme of doctoral research at the University of Oxford with the title Voyages to the House of Diversion: Seventeenth-Century Water gardens and the Birth of Modern Science.

Tickets: £5 at the door

Season tickets: £20 for 6 lectures also available.

Please make cheques payable to LUDLOW LECTURES and send to 3 Poyner Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QT

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