76 Works

Essex Historic Landscape Characterisation Project (HLC)

Alison Bennett & Lynn Dyson-Bruce
The aim of the project in Essex was to characterise the distinctive historic dimension of the current rural landscape. This has been carried out as part of, and using the methodology developed for, the East of England Regional HLC project. The regional project is sponsored by English Heritage and covers the six counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, plus the unitary authorities within the region. The dataset comprises the Essex HLC report...

Assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas in Bath and North East Somerset

The project comprised an archaeological resource assessment of the aggregate producing areas of Bath and North-East Somerset (BANES). It was undertaken by Museum of London Archaeology in partnership with BANES District Council in 2010 and 2012, with funding from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, as administered by English Heritage. The aim of the project is to improve knowledge of the archaeological resource within all past, present and potential future aggregate producing areas in BANES, through...

Area 13 and Area 5, Larkhill Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire (OASIS ID: wessexar1-92176)

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Aspire Defence Capital Works (the Client) to undertake an archaeological watching brief during development works at Area 13 (LACG13) and Area 5 (LADG05), Larkhill Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire, centred on National Grid Reference SU 1340 4490 (hereafter, the Site). The fieldwork comprised the topsoil and subsoil strip of a car park and an access road in Area 13 and the excavation of a trench within the footprint of building LA064 in...

Druids Lodge Polo Club, Salisbury, Wiltshire (OASIS ID: wessexar1-82314)

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Druids Lodge Polo Club to undertake an archaeological evaluation in advance of development on land at Druid's Lodge Polo Club, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, centred on NGR SU 09525 39260. The fieldwork was required as part of the ongoing programme of archaeological investigation to inform a proposed planning application . Following two phases of geophysical survey across the site, twenty trenches were machine excavated and positioned largely within areas of proposed...

Land adjacent to 106 High Street, Great Cheverell, Wiltshire (OASIS ID: wessexar1-110035)

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by John Stone, the Client, to carry out an archaeological watching brief during groundworks undertaken for the construction of a single house on land adjacent to 106 High Street, Great Cheverell, centred on NGR 398490 154447. The watching brief was a requirement as a condition of the planning permission (Condition 11) issued to the Client by Wiltshire Council (Planning Reference K/59421/F). Previous trial trenching on the Site located a small number...

Study Group for Roman Pottery Bibliography

The Study Group for Romano-British Pottery (Study Group for Roman Pottery from 1980) was founded in 1971 to provide a forum for the discussion of all matters relating to Roman pottery found in Britain, including the presentation and discussion of the latest research, and issues affecting the subject and its practitioners. The Group aims to provide a lead in Roman pottery studies as well as guidance towards best practice, and also collaborates with other specialist...

Terrestrial mineral resource assessment: Northamptonshire

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The project was undertaken by Museum of London Archaeology and Northamptonshire County Council, as part of the Terrestrial Minerals Resource Assessment (TMRA) administered by English Heritage. The aim of the project was to map past, current and future mineral extraction areas in Northamptonshire; enhance HER data within such areas that includes a statement of significance for undesignated assets; analyse heritage assets that have been lost to past minerals extraction, along with the likely impact of...

Mount Wear House, Countess Wear Road, Exeter

The historical building recording at Mount Wear House (SX 9412 8983) was commissioned by the current owner of the property, Mr Oliver Kightley, in advance of the complete refurbishment of the house and outbuildings. Refurbishment works involved the removal of modern partitions and their replacement with a new range, access arrangements and new facilities. The work was carried out as a condition of planning permission (ref. 13/0167/03, condition 6) granted by Exeter City Council for...

Expanding the Neighbourhood Plan evidence base - Museums and HERS (6419)

Adam Partington & Owain Lloyd-James
English Heritage commissioned Locus Consulting to undertake the Neighbourhood Plan Evidence Base Project. The project sought to understand how communities preparing a Neighbourhood Plan are able to access, interpret and use heritage information held by local authority Archives, Museums and Historic Environment Records (HERs). The project is part of an ongoing initiative to promote the use of heritage information in community-led planning.

Land at Station Road, Honeybourne, Worcestershire (WSM49638)

Rebecca Riley, Richard Young & Hazel O'Neill
This job contained an excavation and an earthwork survey. 1. Will refer to the excavation, 2. To the earthwork survey:

1. An archaeological excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in August-September 2013 at Land at Station Road, Honeybourne, Worcestershire. The area of excavation measured 50m by 30m and was placed to further investigate the features found in the evaluation.

Four ditches were identified (A-D), expanding on the results of the evaluation...

Profiling the Profession

Comprehensive Labour Market Intelligence for the archaeological profession has now been gathered for the fourth time in the series of Profiling the Profession studies. This baseline survey used the same fundamental methodology that was previously employed in 1997-98, 2002-03 and 2007-08, and consequently a time-series dataset has been compiled which allows trends to be identified with increasing confidence.

Silbury Hill

English Heritage has been engaged in work at Silbury since May 2000 when a vertical shaft originally dug in 1776 re-opened up on the summit. After temporary stabilisation, a major investigative programme revealed further local problems associated with lateral tunnels dug at the base of the hill in 1849 and 1968. After much public debate and scrutiny, a scheme for permanent remedial works was agreed and work was duly carried out between 2007 and 2008....

Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

This website is an online and introductory resource for the study of Roman amphorae, rather than a definitive study of all amphorae for specialists. It encompasses most of the principal types manufactured throughout the Roman empire between the late third century BC and the early seventh century AD. It builds upon two works published in the 1980s (Peacock and Williams, 1986; Keay, 1984) and presents basic typological information for c. 250 forms. There are basically...

Bassett House, Bassett, Southampton (SOU1610)

& Michael Underwood
Prior to demolition and redevelopment of the site, the University of Southampton commissioned an archaeological building recording survey of Bassett House in August 2012. The digital archive from this survey consists of the descriptive and photographic record alongside full planar and elevational drawings. The descriptive record of Bassett House, a mid-nineteenth villa remaining from an 1850 estate layout, is set in the context of the nineteenth century and later development of Bassett. It is well...

The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland

Tim Phillips & Richard Bradley
The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland project aimed to provide a new account of the later prehistory (Mesolithic to late pre-Roman Iron Age) of these islands based on the results of development-led fieldwork. During 2002-3, information was systematically gathered from grey literature fieldwork reports held in HERs across England, Scotland and Wales, with more selective coverage of Ireland. The spreadsheets presented here list the reports consulted, and give basic details of the date and character...

Winham Farm, Cullumpton

Jon Hart
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in May 2014 at Winham Farm, Cullompton, Devon. A total of six trenches was excavated. Evidence was found for early prehistoric activity in the form of two ring ditches and a ditch in the central part of the Area of Archaeological Sensitivity. A circular, vertically-sided pit immediately adjacent to the ditch was undated but may be broadly contemporary with the earlier prehistoric activity. A co-axial field system...

Extensive Urban Survey - Nottinghamshire

Gill Stroud
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Councils launched a survey of small towns in the two counties in 1997 as part of the national EUS programme instigated and funded by English Heritage. In Nottinghamshire 18 small towns were surveyed to provide high quality data about the archaeological potential of the towns and their historical development for archaeologists and the local planning authorities. The reports utilised information from the county Historic Environment Record and a range of accessible...

Woodstown Viking-Age settlement, Co. Waterford, Ireland

James Bonsall, Heather Gimson, John Nicholls, James Eogan, Kevin Barton, Peter Coxon, Aisling Farrell, Cara Murray, Holger Schweitzer, Catherine Swift, Colman Etchingham & Breandan Ó Cíobhain
Test excavations on the route of the proposed N25 Waterford City Bypass in 2003 identified significant archaeological remains at a site in Woodstown townland on the southern bank of the River Suir. Subsequent limited investigations (geophysical survey and excavation) have shown that the Vikings enclosed the landward side of a large river-side site with a substantial ditch and a bank. In this defended area houses were built, ships were repaired and craft and industry carried...

Sussex Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Nicola Bannister
Dataset of the Sussex Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) project identifying areas or units of land (which become the HLC polygons) based on their key historic landscape attributes. It was a desk-based exercise with no field work or checking and it has been undertaken as a broad-brush approach to provide a first step to understanding the historic time-depth of a given area.

Exeter Skypark, Devon (OASIS ID: wessexar1-179082)

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by St Modwen Developments Ltd on behalf of Skypark Development Partnership LLP (the Client) to carry out historic building recording prior to the removal of remnant WWII buildings and structures and redevelopment at the Exeter Skypark (Exeter Airport), Clyst Honiton, Devon. Exeter RAF Station, during World War Two, saw action from the early years of the war and the threat of German invasion, to the preparation and transport of airborne troops...

Mesolithic Research and Conservation Framework of England

Edward Blinkhorn & Nicky Milner
Developing the Mesolithic Research and Conservation Framework is an English Heritage funded project to update the archaeology community's priorities for future research into the period. In 1999 the first Palaeolithic and Mesolithic framework document was produced. Due to significant advances in Palaeolithic research, a new Research and Conservation Framework document was published in 2008 for the Palaeolithic alone, in which it was noted that Mesolithic archaeology had developed a distinct agenda and set of requirements....

English Heritage Archaeological Monographs

English Heritage has a long tradition of producing highly illustrated archaeological monographs about key sites and topics of importance to the understanding of the historic environment in England. Many of the past titles have long been out of print and yet are still of value for reference purposes. As a service to the wider archaeological community, English Heritage is now making these titles available as ebooks, available from their website, and as PDFs which can...

Ridge Cross, Stockland, Devon

Charles Clarke
An area measuring approximately 40 x 35 m was stripped over an area in which an agricultural building was to be built after a gradiometer survey by Substrata Limited indicated the presence of a number of anomalies possibly indicating archaeological features. The footprint of the new building was over anomaly no. 39: a large roughly circular pit with clear signs of burning in situ on the bottom and sides to the surface. Radiocarbon dating of...

Prehistoric Pottery Production in Charnwood Forest Leicestershire

David Knight, Eddy Faber & John Carney
Recent petrographic studies of later prehistoric pottery from the East Midlands have revealed a highly unusual and distinctive fabric characterised by angular granitoid inclusions that may derive from the Mountsorrel granodiorite - a tiny (c. 4 km2) outcrop of igneous rock located on the eastern flank of Charnwood Forest, between Leicester and Loughborough. This project aims to test by means of electron microprobe and isotope analysis the model of ceramic production and distribution that has...

Llangarren, Wilton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire (OASIS id: wessexar1-93214)

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned to carry out an archaeological evaluation on land for a proposed development at Llangarren, Wilton Road, Salisbury. No archaeological deposits or features of note were recorded that pre-date the postmedieval period (post-1500 AD). A small assemblage of residual finds were recorded from quarry pit backfill dumps in the north of the Site (Trench 1), which included undiagnostic worked flint knapping waste of probable earlier prehistoric date (4000 - 700 BC). Residual...

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