Trustees and Advisers to the charity

Epiacum Heritage CIO ( Charitable Incorporated Organisation ) needs YOU

EPIACUM HERITAGE has now been in existence since 2008, and  become a registered charity in 2018.

Our vision and aims are to preserve, protect, educate and celebrate…….

A unique Roman Fort, the highest in England and one of the best preserved in Europe, at the heart of a heritage landscape spanning at least 3000 years with evidence of

  • Iron Age Roundhouse settlements
  • Dark Age Longhouses
  • Medieval settlements
  • Several Bastle House (fortified farmhouses)
  • Sheilings and Summer pastures
  • Lead Mining remains

……all set in an outstanding upland landscape in the North Pennines close to Alston


Find out more about us and the Charity at and

As we develop and make this step change into a larger more active organisation we need to grow at the ‘top’ as well.

Do you have skills that we could use and that you would be willing to share or to put to use to assist us in a voluntary capacity?

We are looking for people to help us as we now move forward



Meeting every couple of months to run the Charity and be responsible for all of its work. This would help us share the workload and move the organisation forwards in all areas.



With a Heritage, Fund Raising, Interpretation, Event Management, Archaeology or Property Management background…or perhaps you have some other specialist skill.

Your role would be to advise the Trustees at some of their meetings as and when required


To find out more about these roles and how you could help us please contact us:


Paul Mercer, Trustee

Tel: 07904 812252



Many individuals and organisations are involved with the management of Epiacum. We would particularly like to thank the following: Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, Historic England, and Natural England