Historical Researcher – Londonthorpe Wood – Belton Estate/Bellmount (Home-based) – Grantham, Lincolnshire

In partnership with the National Trust team at Belton House we have exciting plans for Londonthorpe Wood and the eastern side of the Belton Estate, referred to as Bellmount, which will see this natural playground being significantly enhanced to provide wider appeal to existing and new user groups.

This will be an interesting role where you will be investigating and collecting useful information from existing maps, written, graphic, photographic and electronic records. The investigation may also include site surveying/recording of aspects identified from desk-based research. In particular we would like to collate historical information describing the connection of Londonthorpe Woods and the Belton Estate during the Brownlow family era, and the use of the landscape during the first and second world wars.

We would like you to produce a simple report by June 2019 detailing the basic findings of the research, including copies of records and maps (where available) and photographs if necessary, suitably labelled and acknowledged.  This is a home-based role with visits to the site (best suited to someone living within 30 miles of the site). We will also ask you to register as a volunteer with the National Trust for this role.

Previous experience in researching historical documents is highly useful and the ability to read maps and historical documents.  Some local knowledge of the area would also be beneficial.

This is a Heritage Lottery Funded project.

How to Apply

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Key Information

Organisation:

Woodland Trust

Duration:

Temporary

Hours:

Part Time

Level:

Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior

Sectors:

Communication, Conservation, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Research

Location:

Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.