Heritage Writtle is a group of local enthusiasts who first united in 2003 to investigate the historic village and parish of Writtle in Essex. The club meets one morning a week throughout the course of the year to examine, interpret and record aspects of the area’s history through field walking, metal-detecting, excavation, and post-excavation work.
Several fascinating finds from the Roman period have been uncovered by the club: a 5cm high bronze of a manacled tiger has now been adopted as the Heritage Writtle logo. Iron age, Bronze age and Mesolithic artefacts are also found in the vicinity.
Noteworthy features of the area include possible roundhouses indicated by aerial photography, and concentrations of Medieval artefacts, known sites of Napoleonic camps, together with musket balls and some larger calibre ordinance from several periods.
The group also go on annual outings to sites of special interest such as Roman Villas and Iron Age sites.
Membership is required to take part in activities and volunteers must be over the age of 18 to join.