Norton Community Archaeology Group was established in 2006 to investigate the archaeology of the historic parish of Norton in Hertfordshire, now part of Letchworth Garden City. Norton has extraordinarily well preserved historical records covering 1000 years of our social history and unspoilt archaeology spanning 10,000 years. The Norton Community Archaeology Group (NCAG) was set up to further our knowledge of the village and surrounding area through practical “hands-on” historical research and archaeological excavations. Participation is currently at no cost to Letchworth residents. Families, schools and individuals are all welcome to join in, whatever your experience and age. We have the rare opportunity to get “hands-on” with our own history and to make many further exciting discoveries.

Norton, Hertfordshire

The historic core of Norton from the air in the summer of 2008

Our website is currently undergoing major redevelopment to allow a more interactive experience for visitors. Please bear with us while the contents of this new version continue to be updated.

We returned to Stapleton’s Field for six weeks from 11 July to have another look at the henge. This time, we have opened up a large area, 40 m by 40 m, which has exposed about a third of the henge. The excavation blog gives a day-by-day account of progress. You can download the Stapletons Field Project Design 2012/13 to find out more about what we are hoping to achieve.  You can also see the Heritage foundation video about our Summer 2012 dig at YouTube.

Norton Community Archaeology Group has its own channel on Vimeo, where we post video diaries and other video clips to keep people updated on our progress in the field, as well as a Flikr stream of photographs showing the Group’s activities.

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