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2015

August 2015... Birmingham Archaeology (BUFAU) fieldwork reports (info)

Just under 1000 reports from BUFAU/Birmingham Archaeology have been added to the Unpublished Library of Fieldwork reports. The reports were accessioned as the first phase of an ongoing Historic England funded project to secure the key digital outputs of projects undertaken by that organisation.

August 2015... Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: Dorset (info)

This project was the Phase 1 DBA component of the Dorset RCZAS carried out in 2014/15 by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit and Bournemouth University. The study area extended from the Dorset/Hampshire county border to the Dorset/Devon county border, and included an assessment of surviving remains along the open coast and its tidal estuaries, including the intertidal zone out to Lowest Astronomical Tide with a 1km 'hinterland' to the landward side of Mean High Water and extending up estuaries to 1km beyond the tidal extent. The current project has created more than 980 new sites for the HER and updated another 143 records for sites already recorded.

August 2015... Shropshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) (info)

This archive provides technical details of the methodology and results of a three year study of the historic landscape character of Shropshire (including the Borough of Telford and Wrekin). This work formed part of English Heritage's national programme of Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) and was carried out in partnership between Shropshire County Council (now Shropshire Council) and English Heritage.

August 2015... Devon Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) (info)

Historic Landscape Characterisation was completed for Devon in order to record and understand the wider historic landscape of the county. The project was undertaken by Devon County Council and English Heritage, and supported by Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Service and Dartmoor National Park Authority. Carried out between July 2001 and December 2004, the project was undertaken to understand and map the landscape that we see today with reference to its historical development, and to be used for landscape management and research.

August 2015... Marble Hall, Nightingale Road, Derby, Derbyshire: Archaeological Building Record (OASIS ID: waterman2-173739) (info)

The site is located in Nightingale Road, Derby. The building is Grade II listed (List Entry Number: 1393116) and was formerly the street-fronting façade building of the Rolls-Royce main works at Nightingale Road. Marble Hall (also known as 'The Commercial Block') is the only remaining building of the factory complex after clearance of the site. Marble Hall will be refurbished as part of a wider regeneration scheme for the site.

August 2015... Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Transactions (info)

The Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society was founded in 1866. The Society first published its Transactions (TCWAAS) in 1874. Fifteen volumes were published up to 1900 and from then it became an annual publication. Each volume of TCWAAS contains a collection of edited papers on various topics relating to both the history and the archaeology of the area.

August 2015... Shepherd's Lane, Teignmouth, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-211730) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in November 2012 at Shepherds Lane, Teignmouth, Devon. Evidence was found for prehistoric activity on the site in the form of a Neolithic or Bronze Age pit and a ditch dating to the Middle Bronze Age.

August 2015... Sawmills, Ashcombe, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-196397) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in August 2014 at Sawmills, Ashcombe, Devon. Five undated ditches, predominantly north-east/south-west and north-west/south-east aligned, were recorded within the site, their positions and alignments representing elements of former field boundaries predating the 1840 Ashcombe tithe map and later OS map editions.

August 2015... Old Park Farm, Pinhoe, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-169814) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in February and March 2013 at Old Park Farm, Pinhoe, Devon. Evidence was found for prehistoric activity or occupation, in the form of three intercutting ring ditches, within the westernmost part of the site.

July 2015... Geophysical Survey of Proposed Solar Park, Collacott Farm, Fremington, North Devon (OASIS ID: archaeop1-197543) (info)

A magnetic survey was commissioned by CgMs Consulting to prospect land at Collacott Solar Park, Newton Tracey, Devon for buried structures of archaeological interest.

July 2015... A corpus of Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooches (info)

This dataset represents a digital companion to the book The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England published by Boydell and Brewer in 2015. This book establishes not only a new typology and chronology for these items, but also investigates their social context in some detail, considering aspects such as production, exchange and repair; social identity and social structure; and dress and burial..

July 2015... Chard Junction Quarry, Dorset: Palaeolithic Archaeological Resource (info)

This ALSF funded project reports on the monitoring of aggregates extraction at the site of Chard Quarry in the Axe Valley, Dorset. The report includes dating and contextualization of recovered bifaces.

July 2015... Assessing the impact of water draw-down on archaeology in aggregate areas (info)

This ALSF funded project was designed to to develop a Dynamic Baseline Methodology (DBM) to assist in the basic interpretation of water environment monitoring data in order to differentiate background changes (both natural and anthropogenic) in the water environment within sand and gravel deposit areas.

July 2015... ENN107840 J582 Denton Lodge, Northamptonshire, Magnetometer Survey Report (OASIS ID: archaeol20-209815) (info)

A detailed magnetometry survey was carried out at Denton Lodge, Denton near Northampton, by Archaeological Surveys Ltd at the request of CgMs Consulting. The survey covered a 1ha block centred on the proposed location of a single wind turbine.

July 2015... Northamptonshire Historic Landscape Character Assessment (info)

The Northamptonshire Historic Landscape Character Assessment provides a detailed review and description of the historic character of the Northamptonshire Landscape. The Northamptonshire HLCA seeks to analyse the general surviving historic character of the County and group areas of broadly similar character into Character Types, and then to sub-divide these into geographically distinct Character Areas.

July 2015... City of York Historic Environment Characterisation Project (info)

The City of York Historic Environment Characterisation Project has created a narrative and graphic base-line understanding of the character and significance of the suburban areas of York: part of the setting of the historic core. It has also added an archaeological component to the character area statements contained within the York Central Historic Core Conservation Area Appraisal.

July 2015... The Grand Western Canal, Halberton, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-179157) (info)

An interpretative earthwork survey, photographic survey and watching brief were undertaken on a section of the Grand Western Canal, Halberton, Devon in association with restoration work around a breach in the canal embankment. Detailed plans, elevations and sections as well as a photographic record of the exposed fabric of the canal and associated infrastructure were completed.

July 2015... Castleward, Derby: Archaeological Recording (OASIS ID: ecusltd1-200276) (info)

Ecus Ltd. were commissioned by Consortium Living in November 2014 to undertake a programme of archaeological recording at Area B5 of the Castleward Urban Village regeneration scheme in Derby.

July 2015... The Lord Crewe Arms Historic Building Record (OASIS ID: jbherita1-194250) (info)

JB Heritage Consultancy was commissioned to carry out a Level 2 Historic Building Record of The Lord Crewe Arms, The Square, Blanchland, Consett, County Durham.

July 2015... Land at Sentry's Farm, Exminster, Devon: Archaeological Evaluation (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in November 2013 on Land at Sentry's Farm, Exminster, Devon. Four trenches were excavated. The evaluation has identified a small number of archaeological features within the proposed development area.

July 2015... Land off Station Road, Feniton, Devon (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-178779) (info)

Between the 15th and the 17th of May 2013 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation within two adjoining fields at land off Station Road, Feniton, Devon.

July 2015... ​Virginstowe Bridge, Virginstowe, Devon (OASIS ID: acarchae2-199200) (info)

An historic building record of a former railway bridge was made prior to infilling of the track below the arch. The bridge carried a local road over the North Cornwall Railway.

July 2015... ​Land at Crowpits, Honiton, Devon (OASIS ID: archaeol11-188876) (info)

A geophysical (magnetometer) survey, covering approximately 23 hectares, was carried out south of Honiton to inform planning proposals for a solar park development at Crowpits, Devon.

July 2015... Land at Dunkeswell Airfield, Dunkeswell, Devon: Archaeological Strip, Map and Sample Excavation (info)

An archaeological strip, map and sample excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in July 2014 at Land at Dunkeswell Airfield, Devon, whereby Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 were machine excavated. The strip, map and sample excavation identified an extensive series of sixteen pits and a ditch.

July 2015... Land West of Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in July 2013 at land west of Combe Hayes, Sidmouth, Devon. Eight trenches were excavated. A large shallow feature, probably representing a naturally infilled combe or hollow, was identified in the south-western corner of the site.

June 2015... ROMURBITAL - an archaeological database of higher-order settlements on the Italian peninsula (350 BCE to 300 CE) (info)

ROMURBITAL's data-files are the product of a two-year research project to create an analytical database and GIS of 583 (proto-)urban centres on the Italian peninsula that existed between 350 BCE and 300 CE.

June 2015... Wales and West Utilities Gas replacement programme 2012-2014 Exeter (OASIS ID - cotswold2-201931) (info)

Archaeological watching briefs were undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology during groundworks associated with gas main replacement works located at Cathedral Green I, Bartholomew Street West, Bedford Street, Northernhay Street, North Street and Cathedral Green II (and in most cases works extended into neighbouring streets) within Exeter city centre.

June 2015... Tithebarn Green, Monkerton, Devon: Archaeological Evaluation (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in February 2012 at Tithebarn Green (Monkerton), Devon. The fieldwork comprised the excavation of 13 trenches.

June 2015... Land off New Road, Teignmouth, Devon: Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-124259) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in February 2012 at Land off New Road, Teignmouth, Devon. Twenty three trenches were excavated.

June 2015... Land at Ottery Road, Feniton, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-106411) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in January 2011 on land at Ottery Road, Feniton, Devon. A total of four trenches was excavated.

June 2015... Land at Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-133318) (info)

A programme of archaeological works was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in March and July 2012 at land at Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon. A total of eight trenches were excavated.

June 2015... A Viking-age cemetery at Cumwhitton, Cumbria (info)

In March 2004, a Cumbrian metal detectorist was given permission to examine farmland on the western edge of Cumwhitton (NY 503 525), a small village in the Eden Valley, south-east of Carlisle. There he found an object in the ploughsoil which was subsequently identified as a Viking oval brooch of ninth or tenth-century date.

June 2015... Elms Farm Portfolio Project (info)

The Late Iron Age, Roman and Early Saxon settlement at Elms Farm, Heybridge, Essex was excavated in the mid-1990s in advance of the construction of a large housing estate by Bovis Homes Ltd. The total development area comprised c.29 hectares, of which some 18 hectares were subject to varying degrees of investigation by the Essex County Council Field Archaeology Unit (ECC FAU). The large-scale of the excavations is matched by the substantial and important artefact assemblage recovered, which included 6.4 tonnes of Late Iron Age and Roman pottery, 2910 Roman coins and over 9000 animal bones.

June 2015... Exeter Drainage (OASIS ID: cotswold2-145081) (info)

A watching brief was maintained by Cotswold Archaeology during repair works to the surface drainage and highways enhancements in Exeter High Street.

June 2015... Cruck Database update (info)

The Vernacular Architecture Group have updated the Cruck database to contain a total of 6,132 entries - 4,231 true and 1,056 jointed crucks. In this update, two pairs of counties (Hereford & Worcester, and Leicestershire & Rutland) combined in 1974 but later divided again have been separated into their components.

June 2015... Land East of Tiverton, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-154888) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October and November 2012 at land east of Tiverton, Devon. Thirty trenches were excavated. A pit cluster was identified. Radiocarbon analysis of charcoal fragments recovered from one of the pits indicates an Early Bronze Age date.

June 2015... Land East of Tiverton, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-154888) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October and November 2012 at land east of Tiverton, Devon. Thirty trenches were excavated. A pit cluster was identified. Radiocarbon analysis of charcoal fragments recovered from one of the pits indicates an Early Bronze Age date.

June 2015... Land South of the Met Office, Exeter, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-151429) (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October 2012 on land to the south of the Met Office in Exeter, Devon. A total of four trenches were excavated. Two ditches previously recorded as geophysical anomalies were identified but neither contained dating material.

June 2015... Gas Main Replacement, High Street and Ramparts Walk, Totnes, Devon: Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: cotswold2-152608) (info)

An archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology during groundworks associated with gas main replacement on the High Street and Ramparts Walk, Totnes, Devon. The remains of an undated north/south aligned wall were identified to the west of St Mary's Church in the High Street.

June 2015... Atlas of Rural Settlement in England (info)

The Atlas of Rural Settlement in England GIS comprises the results of two projects based on Brian K Roberts and Stuart Wrathmell’s An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England (2000).

May 2015... Urubici Rock Art Project (info)

The Urubici Rock Art Project aimed to document pre-Columbian petroglyphs located in the Avencal 1 site (São Jaoquim National Park, Brazil) using Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTM). An associated article evaluates the application of PTM in terms of information gain over traditional techniques. Avencal is one of the most recognised petroglyph sites in the southern Brazilian highlands.

May 2015... Northam Burrows HELS archaeological survey (OASIS ID: acarchae2-167239) (info)

An archaeological survey of Northam Burrows was prepared as part of a Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Scheme. The survey was carried out to inform future management, with particular emphasis on the control of vegetation. A total of 27 heritage assets were previously recorded within the holding, and the survey identified a further seven sites.

April 2015... Place Barton Farm, Moreleigh, Devon, Magnetometer Survey Report (OASIS ID: archaeol20-206143) (info)

Archaeological Surveys Ltd was commissioned by British Solar Renewables Ltd, at the request of the Environmental Dimension Partnership, to undertake a magnetometer survey of an area of land at Place Barton Farm, Moreleigh in Devon.

April 2015... VAG Dendrochronology Database update (info)

The database now holds almost 3500 dates for buildings in the United Kingdom.

April 2015... Overgrass Tower consolidation monitoring (OASIS ID: alanwill1-199578) (info)

Archaeological monitoring during a staged scheme of works to record, repair and consolidate the tower house. Consolidation works were carried out at the Tower between spring and autumn of 2014. These works included stabilisation of the Tower walls by initial removal or cutting back and poisoning of substantial embedded tree roots; the dis-assembly and re-building of some adjacent sections of masonry; re-contouring of the profile of deposits over the eastern end of the vault adjacent to the tumbled entrance to stabilise the area; and extensive re-pointing and deep tamping of both face and core work.

April 2015... Mill House, Sedgeberrow (OASIS ID - archaeol5-201471) (info)

In January 2015 Archaeological Research Services Ltd. (ARS Ltd.) was commissioned by Mr Andrew Thomas to undertake an archaeological watching brief during the groundworks stage of the construction of a proposed two storey extension to the rear of the existing property of traditional construction at Mill House, Winchcombe Road, Sedgeberrow, Evesham, Worcestershire.

April 2015... Land At Bumpers Farm, Ilmer, Buckinghamshire (info)

In August 2014, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation at Bumpers Farm, Ilmer, Buckinghamshire. Nineteen trenches were excavated.

April 2015... The Old Chapel off High Street, Newport Pagnell, Watching Brief (info)

An archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology during groundworks associated with the residential redevelopment of the Old Chapel, off High Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes. The watching brief identified the remains of a possible post-medieval/modern brick wall to the north-east of the standing Old Chapel building.

April 2015... Rydon Farm, Ogwell, Devon, Evaluation (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in December 2013 at Rydon Farm, Ogwell, Devon. A total of sixteen trenches were excavated. The evaluation identified a number of archaeological features which generally correlated well with a preceding geophysical survey.

April 2015... Whitchurch Reservoir, Whitchurch (info)

In July 2014, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological watching brief at Whitchurch Reservoir, near Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire. The work, which was commissioned by Thames Water Utilities Ltd, was undertaken during groundworks associated with improvement works to the reservoir infrastructure. No archaeological deposits or features were encountered within the site and no archaeologically significant artefacts were noted in the excavated spoil.

April 2015... Land south of Badsey Road, Badsey, Worcestershire. Archaeological Evaluation (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in February 2014 at Land south of Badsey Road, Badsey, Worcestershire. A total of seven trenches were excavated. Evidence for ridge and furrow field systems were recorded in the eastern part of the site. No significant archaeological features or artefacts were recorded.

April 2015... Bugle Horn Public House, Stone, Building Recording (info)

Historic Building Recording was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology for Mitchells and Butlers of the boundary wall of the car park to the Bugle Horn Public House, Stone, Buckinghamshire. The wall was erected at the same time as the main estate wall of nearby Hartwell House (1855), to which the ground enclosed once belonged, and shared its characteristic of the inclusion of geological specimens.

February 2015... Northumberland Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) (info)

The Northumberland Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) project was carried out between July 2005 and February 2008 by staff of the Conservation Team, Northumberland County Council with support of English Heritage and Northumberland National Park. The project was undertaken to characterise and understand the human activities that have shaped the current landscape of Northumberland.

February 2015... An Osteological Analysis and Social Investigation of the Cremation Rite at the Cemeteries of Elsham and Cleatham, North Lincolnshire (info)

In 2008, Kirsty Squires obtained PhD funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to conduct an in-depth assessment of the Elsham and Cleatham cremated bone assemblages at the University of Sheffield.

February 2015... The origins of Nottingham: archaeological investigations in the Medieval town from 1969 to 1980 (info)

The digital archive of six unpublished excavations within Nottingham city centre.

February 2015... Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (info)

The journal series has been updated with volumes 141 and 142 now fully released.

February 2015... Waddeton Barton Barns (info)

A record of four barns was prepared prior to their conversion to accommodation. Three of the barns were constructed in the mid-late 19th century and two were designed as cowhouses with lofts over.

January 2015... Sussex Archaeological Collections Volume 150 (info)

The archive of the journal 'Sussex Archaeological Collections' has been updated with Volume 150. This includes articles on the 'Exploration of the Sussex coastal plain through time' by Chris Clarke, a piece on Georgian engineer 'Cater Rand' and field archaeologist 'William Sabatier'.

January 2015... Surrey Archaeological Collections (info)

The archive of the journal 'London Archaeologist' has been updated.

January 2015... London Archaeologist Volume 13 (info)

The archive of the journal 'London Archaeologist' has been updated with the first half of Volume 13.

January 2015... Tempwood, Defford Road, Pershore, Worcestershire, Evaluation (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in November 2013 at Tempwood, Defford Road, Pershore, Worcestershire.

January 2015... Shotton Triangle Site, Northumberland, Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: adarchae1-163165) (info)

AD Archaeology was commissioned by Banks Mining to undertake an archaeological trenching evaluation in advance of a proposed extension of Shotton Surface Mine, to the south and west of Shotton Village.

January 2015... Land at 52 Bretforton Rd, Badsey, Worcestershire (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in February 2013 at Land at Bretforton Road, Badsey, Worcestershire. Sixteen trenches were excavated.

January 2015... Evaluation at Land off Chapel Lane, Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in May 2014 at land off Chapel Lane, Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire. A total of three trenches were excavated.

January 2015... Bewdley Lane, Evesham, Worcestershire (info)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in May 2013 at Bewdley Lane, Evesham, Worcestershire.

January 2015... Abbey Bridge and Viaduct, Evesham, Worcestershire Watching Brief and Building Recording (info)

A programme of Archaeological Building Recording to English Heritage Level 3 was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in March 2013 at Abbey Bridge, Evesham, Worcestershire.

January 2015... The Prehistoric Stones of Greece: A Resource from Field Survey (info)

An online database of primarily Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites in Greece, describing the field survey projects which resulted in the discovery as well as the material culture including tools and other objects, structures and features, along with fauna and flora documented.

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