The lost palace and the plague refuge
An old map has been the inspiration behind a lottery-funded project, exploring the long and colourful history of a part of Worcester. Northwick once had its own moated palace and Bevere Island was a refuge during the plague.
The project is launched
This lottery-funded project aims to involve the communities of the Northwick and Claines in researching the long and colourful history of their area.
The grant of just under £50,000 means that the Northwick Manor Community Heritage Project will be able to do educational work with two local primary schools, and run workshops and talks for people from the area.
This area in north Worcester has a long and varied history including:
John Doharty map
A map of Claines Manor, dating back to the 18th century, is to be repaired and conserved as part of the project.
The John Doharty map was produced from 1751-3, and is currently held at the Worcestershire Records Office - it will be digitalised so that people can study it on a computer.
A three-mile heritage train around the area is due to be completed by April 2010.
last updated: 29/01/2009 at 09:01