328 Works

Assessing Boats and Ships 1860 - 1950

Assessing Boats and Ships 1860-1950 was funded by English Heritage through the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The project, undertaken by Wessex Archaeology, consists of a national stock-take of known wrecks of this period in territorial waters off England. These are reviewed in light of the framework for assessing special interest prepared in the Marine Class Descriptions and Principles of Selection in Aggregate Areas project (ALSF 5383) and historic thematic studies.

East Riding of Yorkshire: assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

This desk-based assessment of aggregate-producing areas in the East Riding of Yorkshire was carried out by Humber Field Archaeology, with funding from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, through arrangement with English Heritage. Five Study Areas were selected, totalling 274km2 in area, targeting areas in Holderness and the Vale of York which contain (or have in the past contained) economically-exploitable aggregates within the present-day county of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Three of the Study Areas...

Home Farm, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, London borough of Hillingdon

Archaeological excavations/watching briefs were undertaken by Museum of London Archaeology in phases between 1999 and 2002, on the site of Home Farm, Harmondsworth. The watching brief was commissioned by SITA in response to an application to extract gravel.

Mucking - Prehistoric and Roman

Intensively excavated between 1965 and 1978, the Mucking, Essex campaigns led to open-area excavations across 18ha, and the site was renowned in its time as the largest excavation to date in Europe. What it revealed was a dense, multi-period landscape palimpsest ranging from Neolithic to Medieval times, but primarily involving later Bronze and Iron Age, Roman and Saxon settlement; in total, more than 44,000 features were excavated. Notable among these were over a thousand burials...

Extensive Urban Survey - Wiltshire

Wiltshire County Archaeology Service began work on the Wiltshire Historic Towns Survey in August 1999 as part of the national EUS programme instigated and funded by English Heritage. The project comprised a survey of the historic towns of Wiltshire, including those in the Unitary Authority of Swindon Borough Council. In all, thirty-four towns were surveyed, including the five rural Roman towns and the city of Salisbury, between 1999 and 2004. The intention was to update...

Anglo-Saxon Kent Electronic Database (ASKED)

Stuart Brookes & Sue Harrington
The Anglo-Saxon Kent Electronic Database (ASKED) is a collaboratively built research tool, developed to facilitate the doctoral research of two students of the UCL Institute of Archaeology: Stuart Brookes, investigating state formation in Anglo-Saxon East Kent, and Sue Harrington, examining aspects of gender and craft production in early Anglo-Saxon England with particular reference to the early kingdom of Kent. The aim of ASKED was to enumerate all those individuals within eastern Kent for the period...

Hilton of Cadboll

Heather James
The Hilton of Cadboll Pictish cross-slab is thought to have been erected at the Chapel site in the late 8th century AD and, after breaking its tenon, to have been re-erected here in the 12th century. It is thought to have fallen in a storm and one side was defaced and re-carved with a memorial in the 17th century, leaving the fragments of the Pictish carving and the lower portion in-situ. Many thousands of carved...

Dendrochronology Database

This resource consists of the tree-ring dates for 3300 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 a few buildings that have been dated by high precision radiocarbon dating, and the names of buildings for which dating was attempted but not successful.

Database of Implement Petrology for Britain

The Database of Implement Petrology for Britain contains records assembled by the Implement Petrology Committee of the Council for British Archaeology between the 1930s and the mid 1980s. The database contains contains the results of examining more than 7,500 stone implements from the British Isles. These artefacts range in date from the earliest Neolithic to the Bronze Age; in type from polished battle axes to net sinkers; in quality from the finest jadeite axe to...

Gwithian, Cornwall: Excavations 1949-1969

Henrietta Quinnell, Jacky Nowakowski, Anna Lawson-Jones, Joanna Sturgess, Carl Thorpe & Charles Thomas
The Gwithian Archive Project (2005-2007) is a comprehensive assessment of the results of two major unpublished excavations which took place in West Cornwall during the 1950's and 1960's. The project was carried out by Cornwall Historic Environment Service and was funded through the ALSF scheme as disbursed by English Heritage.

Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map

This digital archive contains details of three projects undertaken by the Society of Museum Archaeologists in 2002, 2006 and 2012, and an updated resource for the use of archaeologists working across England. This is the Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map, first created ten years ago. The interactive Map provides an easy way to access details of organisations that are accepting archaeological archives (related to Local Authority boundaries) and indicates which areas do not currently...

Black Country Historic Landscape Characterisation

Historic Landscape Characterisation is a national programme supported by English Heritage. In the Black Country the HLC is a record of the entire landscape of the four local authorities (see coverage) and how it has changed since the 18th century. This is the first report of the main local project.

Clee Hills Project, Shropshire

The Clee Hills, within the AONB of the Shropshire Hills in the south of the county, form a prominent and enduring element within the landscape yet are relatively little known outside of the region. This project sought to survey and characterise all evidence for human activity on the Clee hills, formulate a management strategy that would involve all who lived, worked and used the hills and provide an outline interpretation of the visible archaeological remains....

England's Historic Seascapes: HSC Method Consolidation

To finalise the development of a nationally-applicable method for characterising the historic dimension of England's coastal and marine environment, Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC), Cornwall Historic Environment Service consolidated a national HSC methodology from the lessons and the experience gained during the five pilot projects of the England's Historic Seascapes Programme undertaken in 2004-07.

Defence Areas: a national study of Second World War anti-invasion landscapes in England

William Foot &
The Defence Areas Project was carried out between April 2002 and June 2004. Its overall aim was to build on the results of the Defence of Britain Project (April 1995-March 2002) by examining in more detail anti-invasion defence works that form a coherent and legible grouping and survive well in landscapes largely unchanged from those of 1940/41. The purpose is to promote people's understanding and enjoyment of these defence landscapes, and to encourage them to...

VENUS: Virtual ExploratioN of Underwater Sites: Port-Miou C wreck, Marseille

Pierre Drap
The VENUS consortium, composed of eleven partners, is pooling expertise in various disciplines: archaeology and underwater exploration, knowledge representation and photogrammetry, virtual reality and digital data preservation. The project aims to develop scientific methodologies and deliver technological tools for the virtual exploration of deep underwater archaeology sites. This exemplar archive contains some of the material collected during the third mission of the project - the survey of the Roman wreck site of Port-Miou C, near...

Excavations at Eynsham Abbey 1989-92

Between 1989 and 1992 the Oxford Archaeological Unit undertook a full excavation of part of the precinct of the medieval abbey. The excavations revealed part of the cloister and south ranges, kitchens and domestic buildings and also evidence for earlier activity including the 11th century Anglo-Saxon abbey and earlier Minster, and a Bronze Age enclosure. The resulting digital archive is being preserved and made accessible through the Archaeology Data Service as part of the Digital...

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Section 1

Stuart Foreman
The Phase 1 archive of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), representing the route of the link from Fawkham Junction (Gravesham) to Folkestone, is a major new research archive for the archaeology of Kent. The construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has provided a unique opportunity to investigate thousands of years of change and development across the landscape and the archaeological programme of works associated with CTRL is probably the largest ever undertaken in...

The Bioarchaeology of the Culverwell Shell Midden

The Bioarchaeology of the Culverwell Shell Midden is a dataset resulting from the analysis of the biological remains recovered from excavations at Culverwell, a Mesolithic habitation site on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. The archive consists of a report and a set of associated data tables. Topics covered include site stratigraphy, molluscs, bone and dental fragments, marine invertebrate species, and radiocarbon results.

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre

Kevin Camidge, Carl Thorpe, Richard Larn & David McBride
The Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre is located in the small harbour of Charlestown, near St Austell in Cornwall. It is a privately owned maritime museum housing many objects recovered from historic shipwrecks. The objects on display range in date from the 16th century ot the present day. The main aim of this project is the recording of objects in the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre originating from wrecks currently protected under the Protection of...

England's Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton

The England's Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton project was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology between April 2006 and 2007. The project is one of four pilot projects designed to apply the principles of HLC (Historic Landscape Characterisation) to the marine environment. This project built upon the intial methodology developed for the Liverpool Bay pilot study and seeks to develop MHLC (Marine Historic Landscape Characterisation) to ensure the final mehtodology is suitable to apply nationally. The project...

Assessment of Archaeology within Marine Aggregate

Julie Satchell
This project investigates how archaeology is considered within Environmental Statements (ESs) submitted for marine aggregate dredging licences. The study considered a selection of ESs dating from across the period for which thei production has been required in support of licence applications before focussing on ESs submitted since 1998, when the application procedure underwent major changes. The review uses key legislation and guidance from the last two decades as measures for best practice.

Hill Hall: a singular house devised by a Tudor intellectual

Christopher Catling
Hill Hall: A Singular House Devised by a Tudor Intellectual, by Paul Drury and Richard Simpson, is the complete history of a building that began as a hunting lodge, late in the eleventh century and that grew to be the principal house of the manor of Theydon Mount in Essex, a small country retreat within easy reach of London. Hill Hall elevation In 1556, the house was acquired by Sir Thomas Smith (1512-77), a man...

Aggregate Landscapes of Derbyshire and the Peak District

The Aggregate Landscapes of Derbyshire and the Peak District Project is funded by Defra through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) and delivered by English Heritage. The project has been undertaken by Derbyshire County Council (DCC), the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) and Archaeological Research Services Ltd (ARS Ltd) with DCC as the lead partner. The HER Enhancement Project is concerned with enhancing and upgrading the historic environment records for the aggregate producing areas...

National Museums Liverpool Excavation Archives

The National Museums Liverpool holds archives for a number of excavations carried out in and around Merseyside. Digital elements of these archives are being archived at AHDS Archaeology from where they may be downloaded.

Registration Year

  • 2010

Resource Types

  • Dataset