New information boards help bring Tilty abbey site back to life

09:04 10 May 2014

Taking a good look at the new boards.

Taking a good look at the new boards.


Colourful, informative interpretation boards have been introduced in a project to bring the Tilty abbey site back to life.

The new information boards at the Abbey field site in Tilty.The new information boards at the Abbey field site in Tilty.

The unveiling marked the culmination of several years work at the site, and the completion of the conservation and restoration work on the remaining sections of the abbey walls.

Largely based on the material collated during the survey and research undertaken in 2010-11, the interpretation scheme comprises four panels positioned at key points around the site.

Each panel details different aspects of the history, archaeology – both buried and standing – and environment of the site, and were illustrated by a number of reconstructions by freelance illustrator and designer Jon Cane.

The boards were funded by Natural England and England Heritage, and designed by Oxford Archaeology East. They were unveiled to an audience which included members of the Tilty Archaeology and Local History Group (TALHG), the owners of the site, representatives from Oxford Archaeology East and English Heritage, residents and the skilled craftsmen who were involved in the repair and consolidation of the two sections of standing cloister walls.

TALHG will be exploring more of the archaeology of the area this year. For more about the group. visit

More news stories

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: Roger King

Five teams (men in drag, mostly) took part in this year’s Finchingfield Three-Legged Race.

Yesterday, 16:22

Entry was gained to a property in Frambury Lane, Saffron Walden between 2.15pm and 5.20pm on September 25 after suspects smashed the rear doors and conducted a search of the upstairs bedrooms. Nothing was taken.

Yesterday, 09:25
Great Easton Primary School

Superheroes Paige Turner and Major Read inspired children at Great Easton Primary School.

Yesterday, 09:12
Last year's Christmas lights in Dunmow

A crowdfunding scheme has been set up to finance this year’s Christmas lights in Great Dunmow. The Town Team has said if the money isn’t provided, the town could stay undecorated.

Digital Edition

Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories