Collection History 2017

May 2017:  NEARCH Portal for Publications and Outputs

Over the last 25 years, archaeology and cultural heritage management have undergone significant scientific and professional developments. Conducted by the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), the NEARCH project, supported by the European Commission (2013-2018) within the framework of the Culture programme, was a European-wide cooperation network of 14 partners from 11 countries to explore these changes and their consequences.

April 2017:  West Yorkshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

The West Yorkshire Historic Characterisation Project (WYHLC) was undertaken by the West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service (WYAAS) between 2011 and 2017. The project covers the five local authorities which make up the West Yorkshire Region: Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, and was funded by Historic England (formerly English Heritage).

March 2017:  The Tarbat Discovery Programme

The Tarbat Discovery Programme was the name adopted by a campaign of archaeological research conducted on the Tarbat Peninsula in north-east Scotland with a focus on the village of Portmahomack (National Grid reference NH 9148 8402; HER MGH 8473; Scheduled Monument 12793). The excavations at Portmahomack took place in four sectors (1-4) within, and west and south of, St Colman’s Church. The excavations extended in total to 0.75 hectares.

March 2017:  Philip Pape Mural, Baysgarth School, Barrow Road, Barton-on-Humber (OASIS ID: preconst3-272372)

Planning permission was granted by North Lincolnshire Council in March 2015 to construct a new build secondary school on the same site as the existing Baysgarth School, Barton upon Humber. Condition 22 of the planning permission requires that no demolition shall take place until a scheme to secure the preservation in situ or by record of the Philip Pape wall sculpture has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

March 2017:  Cranborne Chase AONB Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) is an archaeological method used to define and map the historic and archaeological dimension of the present day landscape. The Cranborne Chase AONB HLC forms part of a National Programme developed by English Heritage in the early nineties.

March 2017:  Extensive Urban Survey - Devon

The Devon Historic Market and Coastal Towns Survey was carried out between 2012 and 2016. It forms part of the Extensive Urban Survey (EUS), a series of county-by-county surveys of the smaller towns of England, carried out by local authority historic environment services and funded by Historic England and its predecessor, English Heritage.

March 2017:  Determining Potential: Onshore/Offshore Prehistory. Historic England Project 6918

This project was commissioned to consider if we might be able to move from generic to more specific understandings of potential with regard to submerged prehistory, and how these approaches might be evaluated.

March 2017:  Lancashire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

This report summarises the results from a two-year study of the historic landscape character of Lancashire, including the unitary authority areas of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Borough Councils. The work forms part of a national programme sponsored by English Heritage and carried out in partnership with the English local authorities, usually at a county level.

February 2017:  Land South of The Mease, Hilton Park, Hilton, Derbyshire (OASIS ID: humblehe1-213411)

This archive provides a building record that identifies and documents any items of archaeological and architectural interest prior to the redevelopment of the land south of The Mease, Hilton near Derby. The former vehicle depot storage sheds and a railway siding that partially survive are considered to have some heritage interest. The archive has been prepared by Humble Heritage.

February 2017:  The Staffordshire Hoard: an Anglo-Saxon Treasure

This collection forms part of the outcome of the project Contextualising Metal-Detected Discoveries: Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Hoard (Historic England Project 5892). The project has been running since 2011 and is due to be completed in the summer of 2017.

The hoard was first discovered in July 2009 by metal-detecting activity and subsequently more fully recovered through excavation by Birmingham Archaeology.

February 2017:  Lightoaks, Oakamoor - Level 2 /3 Building Record (OASIS ID: melmorri1-234533)

A Level 2 / 3 building record of the Stableblocks at Lightoaks, Cheadle Road, Oakamoor, attached to the grade II listed building Lightoaks. Prepared to comply with a condition of listed building consent and planning permission.

January 2017:  Sutton Barns, Brook Lane, Endon. Level 3 Building Survey (OASIS ID: melmorri1-263360)

The farm group at Sutton House is an important, loose courtyard plan farmstead, with evidence of incremental development from the early 17th century through to the mid 19th century. The foldyard and the relationship between the buildings is well-preserved and a particularly important part of the significance of the group. The main barn at Sutton House is a rare and early survival in this district (ca. 1700) and an unusual building type in the region.

January 2017:  Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: updated

The collection has been updated with the entire of volume 145 released to fellows of the society, with four articles available to all users as part of the societies open access program. Volume 143 has also been released to all users.

January 2017:  Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR): updated

The collection has been updated with the addition of volumes 62 to 65, and includes reports by John Atkinson on the Ben Lawers Historic Landscape Project, 1996–2005, Melanie Johnson on the Early Bronze Age cists at Lindsayfield, Aberdeenshire and Maureen Kilpatrick on the Early Prehistoric Activity at Knocknagael Farm, Inverness.