Sunderland City Council is working in partnership with The Archaeological Practice on a Bishopwearmouth Atlas.

The work is part of the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project will investigate the historic core of Bishopwearmouth in the heart of Sunderland city centre, exploring its archaeology, architecture, geology and landscape.

Local volunteers will get involved in researching old maps, photographs and documents, and recording key features of the historic buildings, learning new skills and widening our understanding of the history of this important settlement.

Everybody is welcome to the information session on Monday 15 April from 2-4pm at Sunderland Minster's Vestry to share more details about the project, and the wider Townscape Heritage Scheme.

Anyone wishing to get involved or learn more about the project should contact The Archaeological Practice on 0191 273 0777 or email

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