The Lossenham Project is a community heritage and research project to investigate the archaeology, history, and landscape of Lossenham. It focuses on the lands of Lossenham Farm but will also include the wider setting of the farm, including all of Newenden, as well as the River Rother, Hexden Channel, Rother Levels, and neighbouring parishes.
The Project is financed by the Janus Foundation and involves various heritage organisations and community contacts, including the Carmelite Order. It is also looking to recruit volunteers from Newenden and the local area, and many have already signed up. If you would like to play a part, please contact us (see below).
There will be several sub-projects to investigate various aspects of Lossenham and its environment from prehistoric times to more recent. If you have any particular interest you would like the Project to cover, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The Project publishes a monthly newsletter with progress updates. If you would like to be included on the mailing list, please make contact via the e-mail listed below.
You can also find a personal view from the trenches (at the archaeological excavations of St Mary's Priory) at Annie's Dig Diary.
Project Newsletter issue 11 (Oct 2021) - 4.5 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 10 (Sep 2021) - 6.2 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 9 (Aug 2021) - 4.0 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 8 (Jul 2021) - 1.8 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 7 (May 2021) - 1.6 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 6 (Apr 2021) - 0.8 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 5 (Mar 2021) - 3.2 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 4 (Feb 2021) - 3.6 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 3 (Dec 2020) - 4.3 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 2 (Nov 2020) - 2.0 MB PDF file
Project Newsletter issue 1 (Oct 2020) - 1.7 MB PDF file
Tennis and Netball at Lossenham Farm
Tennis Court - there are also 2 Netball hoops and disinfected balls as a solo alternative to tennis. If a resident would like to use the tennis court please contact Jason on: 07940 270679.
30 Aug - Withdrawal of Permissive Access at Lossenham
The farm gates at Lossenham have been deliberately left open to allow the sheep to get on to the road and into the fields. This has happened over a dozen times in the last few weeks causing serious problems and putting the lives and welfare of the sheep at risk. There have been up to 5 gates wedged open on a single day, this is not an error but studied malice and it needs to be stopped before it causes death and injury.
If anyone knows who is doing this, please call the Police.
Permissive Access will be reinstated for local residents once new security and access measures have been put into place.
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