The Brecks

One of the great natural areas of Britain

2.3 Industrious Rivers

Aims and objectives 

To explore the history of trade and development along the rivers of the Brecks by documenting the structures (mills, races, staunches, jetties, warehouses etc) and researching and interpreting the commercial activities that helped shape the economic and industrial profile of the area 

Raise awareness of this history and explain why it is important through practical recording, conservation work, new interpretation, written and on-line material 

Improve practical knowledge and specific skills that will help ensure better understanding and management of surviving heritage structures in future 

Create more of a sense of place, and better awareness of the importance of the industrial archaeology and heritage of the Brecks rivers. 

Delivery Lead Organisation 

The Breckland Society 


This project will focus on the history of trade and other activities along the rivers of the Brecks, from Roman times to the present day, researching and documenting the development of related activities and infrastructure and ground-truthing the extent and condition of existing industrial archaeology. 

Outputs will be celebrated through a variety of media, including a report, digital mapping, and exhibition material to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of rivers in the Brecks 


If you'd like to get involved in this project contact us for more information or to be added to the project mailing list:

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October 2020