COLLECTIONS HISTORY 2018

January 2018:  Windsor Street Gasworks, Birmingham. Archaeological Watching Briefs
Between May and June 2008 Birmingham Archaeology undertook an archaeological watching brief on the remains of three gasholders at the former Windsor Street Gasworks, Aston, Birmingham (NGR SP080881 ) on behalf of National Grid Property Ltd, ahead of remediation development (Planning Application number C/04997/07/FUL).

January 2018:  Winterbrook, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Fieldwalking 1998
The following archive details the results of archaeological fieldwork at Winterbrook, Wallingford, Oxfordshire (centred on NGR SU 602 883). The fieldwork was undertaken by Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit (BUFAU) during January 1998 and was commissioned by CPM on behalf of Wates Built Homes. The work consisted of systematic fieldwalking and surface collection of artefacts from the ploughsoil.

January 2018:  Thorswood Nature Reserve, North Staffordshire. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Survey
An archaeological desk-based assessment and survey were carried out by Birmingham Archaeology at the Thorswood Nature Reserve, near Stanton, North Staffordshire (centred on NGR SK 1140 4700). The assessment and survey were carried out to provide archaeological information about the study area prior to its utilisation as an educational resource.

January 2018:  The Quadrant, Redditch, Worcestershire. Archaeological Excavation
An archaeological excavation at the South-East Quadrant in Redditch was undertaken by Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit (BUFAU) in November 1997. The archaeological features and contexts identified during this exercise have been divided into six phases based on pottery and other finds evidence and on their stratigraphical relationships.

January 2018:  The Parks, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. Archaeological Excavation 1998
This archive summarises the results of an excavation at The Parks, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, and was conducted by Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit (BUFAU).

January 2018:  The George Hotel, Load Street, Bewdley, Worcestershire. Historic Building Record and Watching Brief
Birmingham Archaeology undertook a programme of Historic Building Recording (HBR) in October 2007 at The George Hotel, Load Street, Bewdley, Worcestershire in advance of refurbishment works.

January 2018:  South Stand, City Stadium, Filbert Street, Leicester. Historic Building Recording
In May 2003 Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit (BUFAU) was commissioned by DearsBrack to prepare an archive report on the south stand of the City Stadium, the former ground of Leicester City Football Club, situated on Filbert Street just to the south of the city centre (NGR SK 58130278). The work was based on a series of digital images of the City Stadium taken by the developers prior to the demolition of the stadium buildings.

January 2018:  AS Rolling Mills, Cradely Heath, Sandwell, West Midlands. Historic Building Recording
In August 2007, Birmingham Archaeology carried out a programme of historic building recording and analysis on AS Rolling Mills, 75 Lower High Street, Cradley Heath (NGR SO 9400 8581) in advance of the redevelopment of the site. The buildings were recorded at a variety of levels from Level 1 to 3 dependent on their period and style.

January 2018:  Shardlow Quarry, Derbyshire. A Programme of Archaeological Investigations
Immediately southwest of the present Shardlow Quarry, in the parish of Weston-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Topographically, it comprises two blocks of land: an area of low-lying permanent pasture to the south of the railway line and bordering the River Trent, which covers c.25 hectares; and an area of predominately arable fields on slightly higher ground, to the north of the railway line covering c. 40 hectares.

January 2018:  Shannon's Mill, Walsall. A Programme of Archaeological Investigations
On May 26th 2006 an archaeological watching brief was undertaken of inspection trenches dug along the line of a proposed relief road in Walsall town centre which is part of the Shannon's Mill Redevelopment Scheme (NGR SP 0169 9836). The watching brief, which was carried out on behalf of Norton and Proffitt Developments Limited, recorded three trenches that had been cut to examine existing services close to 'The Ditch' in Zone I of the overall development area.

January 2018:  Redhill Marina, Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire. A Programme of Archaeological Investigations
Birmingham Archaeology was commissioned by Red Hill Marine Ltd to undertake a programme of trial trenching in 2001, to establish the depth and nature of archaeological deposits to the south of Red Hill.

January 2018:  Metchley Roman Forts. A Programme of Archaeological Investigations
This archive provides a summary of Birmingham Archaeology projects related to the Metchley Roman forts and adjoining areas. Four main phases of Roman activity have been identified at Metchley. The earliest (Phase 1) fort, constructed in the late AD 40s, was roughly square in plan, enclosing 4.08 ha., and was defended by double ditches, a rampart, and other obstacles.

January 2018:  Lune Mill, Lancaster. Historic Building Recording
In September 2007, Birmingham Archaeology undertook a programme of historic building recording at Lune Mill, Lancaster, (centred on NGR SD 4630 6200). The work was commissioned by Countryside Properties in order to fulfil a planning condition (application no. 1/05/00103/OUT) with respect to the demolition of existing buildings and the redevelopment of the study area with a mixture of residential and industrial units.

January 2018:  Littleton Arms and adjacent buildings, Walsall. Desk-based Assessment and Building Recording
In August 2006, Birmingham Archaeology undertook a programme of archaeological desk based assessment and archaeological building recording at the Littleton Arms and adjacent buildings, Walsall, West Midlands (NGR SP 0151 9900) (SMR 6658). The work was commissioned by Norwest Holst Ltd. in order to fulfil a condition attached to planning permission to demolish the site in advance of continuing works on the Walsall Ring Road.

January 2018:  Little Paxton, Diddington, Cambridgeshire. Archaeological Evaluation 2004
Birmingham Archaeology was commissioned by Aggregate Industries through Entec UK Limited to undertake a programme of trial trenching of a proposed extension to Little Paxton Quarry. The purpose of the trial trenching was to define the location, extent, date, character, condition, significance, and quality of any archaeological remains to permit the formulation of an appropriate mitigation strategy.

January 2018:  Life, Work and Death in Birmingham, AD 1100-1900
The overall aim of this project has been to provide a holistic overview of the archaeological remains recorded in Birmingham City Centre within the study area. This overview is intended to broaden the knowledge of archaeological evidence for the historic development of the City and inform future decisions about its above and below-ground heritage. The project was initiated by Birmingham City Council and English Heritage in 2006, with a Project Brief prepared by CgMs on their behalf.

January 2018:  Former Lace Works, Emerys Road, Gedling, Nottinghamshire. Archaeological Building Recording
Archaeological building recording was carried out at the site of former Works of Speedo International Ltd, on Emerys Road, Gedling, Nottinghamshire. The site was a former lace works opened in the early-20th-century. Four phases of development were identified.

January 2018:  Fieldwalking at Stockings Farm, Arnold, Nottinghamshire
Fieldwalking was undertaken over an area of 6ha at land adjacent to Stockings Farm, Arnold, Nottinghamshire. The fieldwalking was commissioned by John Samuels Archaeological Consultants in advance of a proposed residential development. The fieldwalking produced an assemblage of largely 18th/19th century ceramics, together with an 18th century coin and a single worked flint.

January 2018:  Connecting Derby. A Programme of Archaeological Investigations
Birmingham Archaeology was commissioned by Derby City Council Regeneration and Community Department to undertake archaeological fieldwork ahead of the redevelopment of Derby Inner Ring Road.

January 2018:  National Historic Seascape Characterisation Consolidation
Partly as a result of the recognition that there was increasing development pressure in the marine environment, English Heritage’s (now Historic England’s) statutory curatorial responsibilities were extended to England’s share of Territorial Waters in 2002, and the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 was enacted, defining, amongst other matters, England’s Inshore and Offshore Regions.

January 2018:  Hazlehurst Farm cruck barn, Eckington, Derbyshire. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: archerit1-302008)
An historic building survey and watching brief on groundworks at the Grade II listed cruck barn at Hazlehurst Farm, were undertaken in advance of its renovation and conversion into a residential unit and workshop. The programme of works included the demolition of a 1950s outshot on the east side of the barn.

January 2018:  Former Butchers Market Hall, Tavistock, Devon. Archaeological monitoring and recording (OASIS ID: acarchae2-273499)
Monitoring and recording was carried out by AC archaeology in August and September 2016 at the Former Butchers Market Hall, Tavistock, Devon (NGR SX 48327 74428). The investigations were carried out during excavations for the lengthening of an internal ramp. The granite floor and later concrete ramp were recorded, and following their removal a stone and brick drainage channel, probably dating from the 19th century, was exposed.

January 2018:  9 The Parade, Plymouth. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: acarchae2-301762)
An historic building record of 9 The Parade, Plymouth was prepared by AC archaeology in October 2017 in advance of alterations to the ground floor of the property, which is designated as two Grade II Listed Buildings. The façade onto the parade is grander than many local contemporary warehouses, perhaps reflecting, and copying, the architecture of the adjacent Custom House.

January 2018:  Tesco, Stourport-on-Severn. Archaeological Evaluation
Birmingham Archaeology was commissioned in September 2010 by the Santon Group, acting on behalf of Tesco PLC (with advice from J. L. Hearn) to undertake an archaeological evaluation in advance of a proposed supermarket development at Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire (centred on NGR SO 81347113). Birmingham Archaeology undertook an evaluation of the site between 20th and 30th September 2010.

January 2018:  Wixoe to Kirtling Green Pipeline. Archaeological Evaluation
In September 2009 Birmingham Archaeology was commissioned by Suffolk and Essex Water to undertake an archaeological evaluation in advance of a proposed pipeline between Wixoe and Kirtling Green, Suffolk. This report records the results of the evaluation and highlights areas of archaeological significance.

January 2018:  Otter Farm, Colaton Raleigh. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: acarchae2-164277)
An archaeological watching brief during groundworks associated with the construction of a new stock building and excavations for an electricity cable trench and new farm access track on land at Otter Farm, Church Road, Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth, Devon, was undertaken by AC archaeology during September and October 2013.

January 2018:  Stour Basin Palaeolithic Project
The Stour Basin Palaeolithic Project, funded by English Heritage, took place between February 2013 and March 2015. Its main concern was to improve curation of the Palaeolithic historic environment in the potentially important Stour Basin area, which is also an area of high development pressure.

January 2018:  Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham: Archaeological Excavation
A proposed development at Wellhead Lane Sports ground in Perry Barr, Birmingham (centred on NGR SP 0727 9130) was likely to affect below ground archaeological remains. On instruction from Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Archaeology undertook an archaeological evaluation and subsequent excavation of the site between March and June 2008.

January 2018:  Coalbournhill Glassworks, Amblecote, Dudley MBC. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Evaluation
An archaeological desk-based assessment and evaluation were undertaken for the Ruskin Mill Educational Trust at the Glassworks College, Amblecote, Stourbridge, centred on NGR SO 8968 8547. The assessment comprised a search of the readily accessible documentary and historic cartographic sources and a site walkover.

Collections History 2017