Scientific dating of the building materials of four buildings was undertaken in an attempt to establish the exact building date and compare this with stylistic evidence.This work is placed in context by an examination of the landscape archaeology of the town, an analysis of medieval pilgrimage generally and the role that the Priory and Friary in Walsingham played as a pilgrimage centre in a National and Regional setting.
As a parting gift, the committee presented him with a pen and watercolour of Castle Acre Priory by David Yaxley, to remind him of Norfolk’s long history of special buildings.
Ian Hinton was elected by the AGM to replace Adam as Chair.
His drive for ground-breaking research and the desire to publish results of the highest quality in the Group’s Journals has not only earned the group prizes at National level for its research and publications, but has earned the recognition of other groups in the field around the Country.
The database of properties that we have surveyed that sits behind the website was also Adam’s idea initially and is being used for research purposes and is looked at as an example by other groups.
After several years of surveying and recording of buildings and documentary research, this project was published in 2015.