Projects: Northwood Cemetery

When Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust were commissioned by a local volunteer group to write a management plan for Northwood Cemetery in support of their bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, they asked Arc to join the team.  The Wildlife Trust asked us to organise and deliver a Heritage Landscape Assessment and an evaluation of the public and community significance of the cemetery to its visitors as well as to look into the potential for other outreach and engagement in the future.

We worked with an archaeological consultant to produce the HLA and spent time meeting with and talking to local people, local businesses and community services about the cemetery and its place in their lives and routines. Both were fascinating tasks and enabled us to deliver positive and imaginative proposals based on a sound understanding of the cultural and social importance of the cemetery, its grounds and its archive.