The Building Stones team are very excited to announce our Spring 2014 Programme of training and workshops for our volunteers.

All events are free for volunteers on the Building Stones project but booking is essential. To book please email or phone: 01905 542014.

If you would like to volunteer on the project you can sign up here or contact us at the above email or phone number.


Spring 2014 Training Workshops

Friday May 9th, 10.00-1.00pm

Describing Building Stones

Join Kate Andrew for a practical session looking at Building Stones in Ledbury.  This short session will involve looking at the different building stones to be found in Ledbury and using them as examples to fill in our new Building Stone Recording Forms.

Where: Burgage Hall, Ledbury.


Friday 16th May, 2.00-4.00pm

Tool Marks on Building Stones

Meet Chris Guy, Worcester Cathedral Archaeologist, for a fascinating look at the different styles of tool marks on building stones found around Worcester Cathedral and what these marks can tell us about dating worked stone.

Where: Worcester Cathedral.


Wednesday 21st May 1:00-5:30pm

Reading the Landscape

Join Archaeologist, Rob Hedge and discover the secrets of the landscape, spot the tell-tale marks of quarrying and learn how to identify the remains of them within the landscape.

Where: Hartlebury Common.


Thursday 5th June, 1.30-4.30pm

Building with Stone in Worcester

James Dinn, Archaeological Officer with Worcester City Council, will guide you through the history of building within Worcester, and sources available for study, followed by a visit to some of the city centre buildings as well.

Where: Worcester Guildhall.


Tuesday 10th June 10.00-1.00pm &


Using the Building Recording Forms

If you would like a hand using our new “In the Field” recording forms or using our spreadsheet then come along to our drop in session on filling in the forms.  Elliot and Beth will be on hand to go through the sheets using samples and examples and will offer any support we can.  No booking needed, just pop in for a chat.

Where: Geological Records Centre, Woodbury Building, University of Worcester.


Wednesday 18th June, 1.30-4.30pm

Resources for historic building research – Worcester City Historic Environment Record

Using case studies of buildings in Worcester, Sheena Payne-Lunn the Historic Environment Record (HER) Officer at Worcester City Council will demonstrate how the HER can be used to research the history of buildings.

Where: Worcester Guildhall.