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£550raised of £500 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £550 to help fund an exciting project to discover, conserve and enjoy the Chilterns' Iron Age hillforts and their prehistoric landscapes

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    Chinnor, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 28th April 2017

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    The Chilterns Conservation Board is developing an exciting project which will engage and inspire communities to discover, conserve and enjoy the Chilterns’ Iron Age hillforts and their prehistoric chalk landscapes.

    The Chilterns has one of the largest collection of hillforts in the UK, yet many are poorly conserved and little is known about them. So far, we know of around twenty, but initial research has suggested there could be more, as-yet undiscovered sites, and this innovative project will use the latest technology to reveal them.

    Supported and part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project will provide a real focus for community and public involvement through practical excavation work, technological and survey research and a programme of events and educational activities.

    Ancient hillforts have fascinated historians and archaeologists for centuries. Enduring and prominently situated, they have sparked the imaginations of generations through the glimpse they give us into our history.

    Some think hillforts may have been built to mark a boundary between two distinct tribal areas. They might have been centres of ritual and ceremony. Some have evidence of roundhouses, which would point to their function as community dwellings and livestock enclosures. But who were these people? What did they do, and how did they live?

    The Heritage Lottery Fund has funded the development phase of the project, but we must now secure £100,000 to match the funding they provided, by June 2017, to ensure the project can go ahead. If successful, this will be a four-year programme to commence in Autumn 2017.

    If the project does not go ahead, donations will be used towards another project focused on conserving and enhancing the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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    • Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board8 months ago
      Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board

      Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board

      8 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you SO much to everyone who supported this project. We're now busily finalising our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, and hope to know the outcome by early autumn. In the meantime, if you've any questions about the project, or the work of the Chilterns Conservation Board in general, we'd be delighted to hear from you.

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    • Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board8 months ago
      Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board

      Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board

      8 months ago

      We've had an inspiring morning working with local councillors, police and community stakeholders. Let’s inspire local people to protect Desborough Castle hillfort in High Wycombe as part of our #Chilternshillforts project! Find out more: http://bit.ly/2pcKRgF

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    • Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board9 months ago
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      Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board

      9 months ago

      The new Chilterns Hillforts webpage is live! Find out more about the project here http://chilternsaonb.org/about-chilterns/historic-environment/hillforts/beacons-of-the-past.html

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    • Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board9 months ago
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      9 months ago

      Welcome to the Chilterns Hillforts Crowdfunding page!

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    9 months ago

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    18

    • Gerard Latham

      Gerard Latham

      Apr 22, 2017

      £50.00

    • Michael Cross

      Michael Cross

      Apr 20, 2017

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 20, 2017

      A worthy cause

      £20.00

    • John Nicholls

      John Nicholls

      Apr 20, 2017

      Great project!

      £20.00

    • Gill Gowing

      Gill Gowing

      Apr 19, 2017

      Wishing you every success with the project.

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 19, 2017

      £20.00

    • Pippa Fairclough

      Pippa Fairclough

      Apr 18, 2017

      £30.00

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    Chilterns Conservation Board has a statutory duty to conserve and enhance the area of outstanding natural beauty, and increase the understanding and enjoyment by the public of the special qualities of the area of outstanding natural beauty.

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