Help us to rediscover treasures in ... Cromwell

 

Everyone knows that The Ness – the farm that nestles between the A1 and the River Trent close to the Cromwell Weir warning signs – is in North Muskham parish. But to the walking explorer, it is the southern-most fascination among Cromwell’s treasures.

 

The village’s long list of monuments also includes evidence of an Iron Age settlement, Roman villas and, just downstream of the Weir an old bridge that has tested historians for centuries.

 

And then there’s the Cromwell Coal Road. It led to the top of what Bathley folk know as Norwell Hill and Norwell folk know as Bathley Hill. But where did it start from in Cromwell? Why was it named ‘Coal Road’?

 

Want to help us find out more about Cromwell? Or do you have information that will help us – and the wider community – to better understand and appreciate Cromwell? If so, please contact us. The Muskham Vale Heritage Group Committee members are anxious to receive suggestions as to how we can encourage more people to value the qualities of our environment, generate more community spirit and enhance the area.

If you can assist MVHG with local research or would like more details about the group, then please telephone the dedicated MVHG line on 01636 640200 or email: memories@muskhamvale.org.uk