History at Gorsley Goffs
Key History Documents
We are so lucky to live where we do!
You will find lots of information about the local history of Gorsley village, including personal recounts by local people, on our dedicated page here.
There are also lots of museums and places of interest to visit near by to find out more about the history of Herefordshire and the neighbouring county of Gloucestershire. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Hereford Cathedral and the Mappa Mundi – See the largest medieval map of the world thought to be drawn around 1300AD
- Goodrich Castle, Goodrich – Find out about one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles
- Offa’s Dyke – Walk along the massive earthwork built in 757-796AD by Offa, King of the Mercians as a defensive barrier to keep out the Welsh
- Hereford Museum – Look at the artefacts collected from within the county
- The Black and White House Museum, Hereford – Go inside the C17th building which is now surrounded by the commercial centre of the city
- The Waterworks Museum - Learn about Herefordshire’s Victorian pumping works
- Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum – Find out about the soldiers from Gloucestershire who fought over the last 300 years
- Dean Heritage Centre – Discover the unique history and heritage of the Forest of Dean
- Clearwell Caves – Explore the incredible natural cave system which was mined for iron for more than 4,500 years
- Gloucester Waterways Museum - Learn about the history of the docks and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
Useful History Websites for Children
BBC Bitesize - KS1 History
BBC Bitesize - KS2 History
BBC History for Kids (this page is no longer updated but has some great information).
The National Geographic Kids website also has lots of information about a range of historical periods and figures.
The British Library timeline site contains timelines of famous people throughout history (aimed mostly at upper key stage 2) - just click on the period you are interested in.
If you are looking to support your child's learning through apps, then the History Apps website is a good place to start to find one linked to the topic your child is studying however, please be aware that most apps will cost money to download.