285 Works

Crystal Palace Iguanodon condition survey

Stephen Gray & India Carpenter
The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are a collection of thirty-two concrete sculptures, depicting extinct and prehistoric creatures, including the world's first full scale, three dimensional constructions of dinosaurs. Built between 1850-1854, the dinosaurs were commissioned to accompany the Crystal Palace after its move to South east London in the 1850's. This report focuses on recording the structural condition, specifically the development of cracks in the Standing Iguanodon, arguably the most iconic of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs....

Banbury Town Centre Redevelopment Project. A Programme of Archaeological Investigations

Archaeological investigations were undertaken by Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit (BUFAU) on areas affected by the Banbury Town Centre Redevelopment. The work was commissioned by Banbury Shopping Centre Limited and PillarCaisse and was undertaken between 1989 and 1999. It was based on an archaeological project design prepared by Ferris and Litherland (1989) that has been updated on a regular basis, and considers the work undertaken by Fasham (1973, 1983) and Rodwell (1976). Three main zones...

Bluntington Farm House, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire. Historic Building Recording and Interpretation

In July 2007, Birmingham Archaeology undertook a programme of building assessment and recording at Bluntington Farm House, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire (NGR SO 8965074357). The work was undertaken at the request of the planning archaeologist for Worcestershire County Council in relation to a planning application for alteration and refurbishment of the building. A measured survey of the timber-frame, plans and a photographic survey of the building were made, together with a written description of the existing...

Love's Lane, Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-277741)

Oxford Archaeology Ltd undertook an archaeological evaluation of the site of a proposed housing development in the village of Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire, between 24th October and 2nd November 2016. A D-shaped enclosure ditch, identified by the geophysical survey in the northeastern part of the site, was investigated in three trenches and is thought most likely to date from the late Iron Age, on the basis of pottery finds. The most closely datable artefact recovered is...

Holy Trinity Church, Watermoor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. An Archaeological Watching Brief Report (OASIS ID: urbanarc1-289653)

Chiz Harward
Watching brief on the excavation of a new water pipe connection pit within the churchyard, west of the church. A homogenous 'Dark Earth' type deposit was recorded to a depth of 0.9m bpgl within the pit. Most of the pit had been previously disturbed by trenches for two water pipes and the impact of the excavation on undisturbed archaeological remains was minimal. The presence of Dark Earth adds to similar observations from many nearby archaeological...

41 Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Watching Brief. (OASIS ID: urbanarc1-283507)

Chiz Harward
Archaeological watching brief on the construction of an extension to domestic property

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Beverston, Gloucestershire. An Archaeological Watching Brief Report (OASIS ID: urbanarc1-294650)

Chiz Harward
On 26th September 2017 Urban Archaeology carried out an evaluation at St Mary the Virgin, Beverston. This was followed by a watching brief over the period of 9-12th October during the excavation of a water main, trench arch system and a new pathway. Three burials were exposed and preserved in situ, remains of a masonry structure were found within the churchyard. The excavations have added to our understanding of, and raised further questions about, the...

Midland Road, Peterborough. Archaeological Excavation

Angela Boyle & York Archaeological Trust
This report relates to a medieval and post-medieval cemetery at Midland Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (NGR TL 18399 99053, Figure 1). The cemetery was originally associated with the medieval leper hospital of St Leonard which was founded by 1125. This site is of national importance, as relatively few cemeteries relating to leper hospitals have been excavated. Initially, seven evaluation trenches were excavated, four of which yielded possible graves. The evaluation led to an archaeological excavation designed...

Remembered Places, Forgotten Pasts The Don Drainage Basin in Prehistory

Tim Cockrell
The database of the doctoral research project which formed the basis for this book. The title of the book is "Remembered Places, Forgotten Pasts The Don Drainage Basin in Prehistory". The database is in two tables. Table one, "Objects" includes artefacts and structures of all classes (and their attributes) relating to the study area, defined by the catchment of the River Don in eastern England. The chronological period covers the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Ages....

ACCORD with the Access Archaeology Group in the Uists

ACCORD was an AHRC funded research project that took place from October 2013 to March 2015 and was a collaboration between the Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Manchester, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland. In the summer of 2014 the ACCORD project worked together with communities across Scotland to co-design and co-produce 3-Dimensional digital models of heritage places and monuments....

ACCORD with the How Old Are Yew? Group, Castlemilk

ACCORD was an AHRC funded research project that took place from October 2013 to March 2015 and was a collaboration between the Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Manchester, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland. In the summer of 2014 the ACCORD project worked together with communities across Scotland to co-design and co-produce 3-Dimensional digital models of heritage places and monuments....

ACCORD: Archaeology Community Co-production of Research Data

Stuart Jeffrey, Alex Hale, Cara Jones, Mhairi Maxwell &
The ACCORD programme started in October 2013 and was an 18 month partnership between the Glasgow School of Art, Archaeology Scotland, University of Manchester and the RCAHMS (Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland). ACCORD was one of eleven projects across the UK to be awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Digital Transformations Connected Communities programme. In the summer of 2014 the ACCORD team worked together with 10 community groups...

RAF Desborough Airfield, Northampton. Geophysical Survey. (OASIS id: abherita1-216618)

AB Heritage Ltd was commissioned to undertake a Geophysical (magnetometer) survey at the former RAF Desborough Airfield, Kettering, Northamptonshire (centred on NGR: SP 81716 86097), in support of a planning application for a proposed solar park site. The area surveyed totalled 107 hectares, covering six fields. The aims of this geophysical survey were to: identify any geophysical anomalies of possible archaeological origin within the specified survey area; accurately locate these anomalies and present the findings...

The Ancient Saar Project: London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition

Robert C Killick
The excavations at Saar, Bahrain, took place between 1990 and 1999. The work was undertaken by the London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition which was formed specifically for the purpose. The UK academic supporter of the project was the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. In Bahrain, the Expedition received the patronage of the Amir, the late Shaikh Isa bin Sulman Al-Khalifa. The project was funded mainly by the business community in Bahrain, as well as by the...

Cornish Ports and Harbours: assessing heritage signficance, threats, protection and opportunities

The project aimed to establish effective methodologies for assessing the fabric, significance and character of English ports and harbours by using a study of those in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as a pilot. It involved a rapid assessment of the forces for change affecting Cornwall's ports and harbours and their vulnerability or capability to benefit from change, classifying the sites according to a range of variables, undertaking historic characterisation of selected ports and...

East Anglian Archaeology

East Anglian Archaeology (EAA) is a peer-reviewed regional monograph series directed by an editorial board of professional archaeologists. The series provides an outlet for work making a significant contribution to archaeological research in the region. Responsibility for publication rests with the board in partnership with ALGAO (East of England), and each report in the series is published by the originating body in conjunction with ALGAO East. The series is supported by Historic England and hosted...

North Park Farm, Bletchingley, Surrey

North Park Farm, Bletchingley is a sand quarry located on the Folkestone Beds sand, just to the south of the North Downs, in East Surrey. The quarry has been operational for many years, but the present programme of work relates to an extension which began to be opened up in 2001. The new extension was subject to an archaeological scheme of work, secured by a condition on the planning permission. Surrey County Archaeological Unit (SCAU)...

Fragments of a lowland landscape: Archaeological Investigations at Old Park Farm, Pinhoe, 2009-2014

A programme of archaeological investigation, including geophysical survey, trial trenching and excavation, was undertaken between 2009 and 2014 in advance of development at Old Park Farm, Pinhoe. Scattered prehistoric, Roman, medieval and later features were found over 7.4 ha of the 19.7 ha development site. Dating evidence was sparse, but earlier prehistoric activity was represented by flintwork, particularly in the eastern part of the site. A few pits contained evidence of probable Middle Bronze Age...

Surrey Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

The Surrey Historic Landscape Characterisation project was undertaken by Surrey County Council, with funding from English Heritage.

Over Farm, Highnam, Gloucestershire, Magnetometer Survey Report (OASIS ID: archaeol20-277571)

Detailed magnetometry was carried out by Archaeological Surveys Ltd within a single arable field at Over Farm, Highnam in Gloucestershire, ahead of a potential solar farm development. The survey located a number of small groups of positive linear and discrete responses, with one in the northern part of the site appearing to be associated with magnetic debris and in the vicinity of removed field boundaries. The response indicates that magnetically enhanced material is incorporated into...

Dendrochronology Database

This resource consists of the tree-ring dates for over 4100 buildings in the United Kingdom, ranging from cathedrals to cottages and barns. The database holds period, location and reference information for each record. It also includes some buildings that have been dated by high precision radiocarbon dating, and the names of buildings for which dating was attempted but not successful.

Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2016-17

Kenneth Aitchison
This project surveyed archaeological specialists in early 2017 to generate data on human resources, costing and training issues across this part of the heritage sector. It builds upon the results of the Survey of Archaeological Specialists (Aitchison 2000), Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2010-11 (Aitchison 2011) and other special interest group reports to provide data suitable for workforce planning. The project ran in parallel with a comparable historic environment labour market intelligence project, Skills Needs in...

The sound of magic? Bells in Roman Britain

Hella Eckardt
This project analysed Romano-British bells and explored their dates, contexts and spatial distribution; it is based on an unpublished MA dissertation by Sandie Williams. The material deposited here consists of a database of just over 300 examples and is accompagnied by an academic paper in the journal Britannia. This paper explores the significance of bells in the Roman world from both a ritual and functional perspective. We create a first typology of Romano-British bells, provide...

Land West of Cheltenham Road, Evesham, Worcestershire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-228090)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October 2014 at land west of Cheltenham Road, Evesham, Worcestershire. Twenty-two trenches were excavated. A field system, consisting of ditches enclosing furrowed fields, was recorded in the south-east of the site. Whilst two of the ditches contained small, abraded sherds of probable Roman pottery, and the alignment of the ditches matched that of a Roman settlement revealed previously to the south-east of the site, other ditches...

Land North of Vines Lane, Droitwich, Worcestershire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-262206)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in August 2016 on land north of Vines Lane, Droitwich, Worcestershire. Eight trenches were excavated. Evidence for a Roman rampart and ditch, as well as for contemporary cobbled surfaces and ditches was identified. The Roman activity is associated with the previously identified Roman settlement, Bays Meadow Scheduled Monument, immediately to the north. In addition, a possible late medieval/post-medieval ditch and evidence for modern truncation and landscaping was...

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