Collection History 2017

November 2017:  Hydrological assessment of Star Carr catchment, Yorkshire
This archive comprises the terrestrial laser scan data collected by the University of Southampton as part of a wider English Heritage funded project on the hydrological landscape of Star Carr, North Yorkshire.

November 2017:  Archaeological Excavation at No. 3 Well Street Exeter (OASIS ID: borderar1-224498)
The aim of the archaeological investigation was to identify any surviving structural remains associated with the well. An octagonal structure of fine local Heavitree masonry was discovered and is believed to represent the latest, probably late medieval phase of the original well structure.

November 2017:  Medieval Settlement Research
Medieval Settlement Research has been updated with all papers from issues 26-30. Abstracts from issues 31 and 32 are available, with an Open Access article "Travelling through a river delta: a landscape-archaeological reconstruction of river development and long-distance connections in the Netherlands during the first millennium AD" available now. All information is now in the ADS Library

November 2017:  Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Reports
This collection of annual reports 1986-2007 has been updated and is available in the ADS Library

November 2017:  Moated Sites Research Group Reports
This collection of annual reports 1973-1986 is available in the ADS Library

November 2017:  Medieval Village Research Group Annual Reports
This collection of annual reports 1971-1985 is available in the ADS Library

November 2017:  Deserted Medieval Village Research Group Annual Reports
This collection of annual reports 1953-1969 is available in the ADS Library

November 2017:  Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR): updated
The collection has been updated with the addition of volumes 68 to 72, and includes reports by Clare Ellis on a Community Research Excavation at Baliscate, Isle of Mull; Magnar Dalland on Excavations at 144-166 Cowgate, Edinburgh; Melanie Johnson on the excavation of Prehistoric Roundhouses and Post-Medieval Kilns at Drumyocher and Hospital Shields, Aberdeenshire; Julie Frankin on the development of Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh and Bob Will and Heather James excavations to the West of Gogar Mains, Edinburgh. This collection is also available in the ADS Library

October 2017:  Literacies and material culture: metal inkwells in the Roman world
Literacy is one of the defining elements of Roman culture, but metal inkwells have not previously been studied in depth. The monograph associated with this project examines Roman writing equipment to consider questions of use, practice and deposition, and analyses gender and age patterns.

October 2017:  Oxfordshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)
The Oxfordshire HLC project commenced in October 2012, funded by Historic England and hosted by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC). The aims of the Oxfordshire HLC were: to characterise, digitally map and make available in a web-based format, the historic dimension of the current landscape of Oxfordshire, in order to inform its management, conservation, and understanding at a local, county, regional, and national level. Using historic maps, aerial photographs, LiDAR, archaeological data, and historic sources, the Oxfordshire HLC project has created a mapped resource and linked database containing over 16,000 records.

October 2017:  Boulton Moor, Chellaston, Derby (Phase 4). Archaeological Evaluation and Excavation (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-295869)
Twenty evaluation trenches representing a 3% sample of the site were excavated on a standard grid. A prehistoric pit was found in Trench 15, so a 10m square was opened up around it. Four similar pits were found forming an east-west alignment, and another in line in Trench 14 to the west. Several east-west post-medieval furrows, a large pit of later 19th or 20th century date and two recent field boundaries were also found.

October 2017:  Archaeology in the Severn Estuary
Archaeology in the Severn Estuary is the main publication of the Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee (SELRC). It has been produced on an annual basis from 1990 to 2010 and then less frequently thereafter. The publication was intended as a way of rapidly bringing to publication the latest archaeological research being undertaken in the area.

October 2017:  Newport Medieval Ship: updated
The Newport Ship is the most substantial late medieval vessel excavated and recovered in Britain. The ship was discovered during development on the west bank of the River Usk in Newport, South Wales in 2002. The archive was updated and additional material added in 2017.

October 2017:  Land to the rear of 18 Russell Close, Powick, Worcestershire. Archaeological Excavation
Cotswold Archaeology (CA) in July and August 2014 at land to the rear of 18 Russell Close, Powick, Worcestershire (centred at SO 81917 50938) at the request of Bovis Homes. The excavation revealed a small, sub-rectangular enclosure of Middle Iron Age date.

October 2017:  Proposed Wind Turbine, East Westacott, Ashreigney, Devon. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: cotswold2-283008)
In November 2015, an archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology during groundworks associated with the construction of a wind turbine at East Westacott, Ashreigney, Devon.

October 2017:  Bray Valley Quarries, Brayford, Barnstaple, Devon. Archaeological Investigation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-281855)
In December 2015 and January 2016, Cotswold Archaeology carried out a programme of archaeological strip, map and sample excavation in advance of quarry extension works at Bray Valley Quarries, Brayford, Barnstaple, Devon. The watching brief recorded a pit dating to the Early/Middle Bronze Age, as well as an undated pit and an undated (but possibly post-medieval) ditch.

October 2017:  Stoneshill Solar Farm, Five Bridges, Cullompton, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation and Watching Brief (OASIS ID: cotswold2-291108)
In January-March 2017, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation and an archaeological watching brief at Stoneshill Farm, Five Bridges, Cullompton, Devon. The archaeological works recorded five undated ditches.

October 2017:  Old Smithy, Tideswell, Derbyshire. Historic building recording (OASIS ID: archerit1-285796)
Level 2 building recording of The Old Smithy indicated that it appears to be of mid-19th-century date and was probably purpose built as a workshop, likely a smithy from the outset, having a long association with the Sellers family, recorded at the site by 1891. The smithy is a single-storey structure of local limestone in a random rubble construction.

October 2017:  Station Road, Newton St. Cyres, Devon: Phase 1 and 2 (OASIS ID: cotswold2-283112)
Phase 1: An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in June 2016 at Station Road, Newton St Cyres, Devon. A total of twelve trenches were excavated. The evaluation identified three ditches at the site. Two of these ditches were post-medieval/modern in date; the third was undated artefactually, but was stratigraphically earlier than the other ditches at the site.

September 2017:  Stamford West, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Archaeological Excavation (OASIS ID: wessexar1-271360)
Wessex Archaeology undertook a programme of archaeological excavation on land at Exeter Down, Stamford, Lincolnshire, prior to a mixed-use development. Two separate excavation areas were opened up. Within Area 1, the remains comprised a sequence of three roundhouses, the latest of which was set within a ditched enclosure. Ceramic and radiocarbon dating evidence indicate the settlement was occupied during the Early and Middle Iron Age.

September 2017:  Great Cotton Farm, Dartmouth, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-293821)
In January and February 2017, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation on land at Great Cotton Farm, Dartmouth, Devon. A total of 14 trenches was excavated within the site. The evaluation recorded several ditches and pits in the central and southern parts of the site.

September 2017:  Stocklake Urban Improvement Scheme, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: cotswold2-289396)
Between February and April 2016, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological watching brief during the Stocklake Urban Improvement Scheme, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire Historic Environment Record (HER) shows that there have been numerous artefacts dating to the Roman period (AD 43 to AD 410) recovered from within the immediate vicinity of the site, which follows the route of the former Aylesbury to Cheddington railway line.

September 2017:  Land to the rear of 90 East Street, Olney, Milton Keynes. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-293913)
In December 2016, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation at land to the rear of 90 East Street, Olney, Milton Keynes. The work was carried out to inform a planning application for the residential development of the site. The fieldwork comprised the excavation of four trenches.

September 2017:  Land East of Fenny Road, Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-293906)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in September 2015 on land east of Fenny Road, Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire. Twenty-three trenches were excavated.

September 2017:  Orchardway Wind Farm, Hill Farm, Haversham, Milton Keynes. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-116735)
An archaeological evaluation, comprising the excavation of eighteen trial trenches, was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology (CA) on the proposed site of the Orchardway Wind Farm, at Hill Farm, Haversham, Milton Keynes. The work was carried out in two stages, in August and September 2011.

September 2017:  Land off Hospital Lane, Powick, Worcestershire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-258479)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in July 2016 at land off Hospital Lane, Powick, Worcestershire. Five trenches were excavated.

September 2017:  Staddlestones, Station Road, Broadway, Worcertershire. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: cotswold2-262068)
An archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology during groundworks associated with the construction of 3 residential houses at Staddlestones, Station Road, Broadway, Worcestershire.

September 2017:  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.

September 2017:  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.

September 2017:  More Buildings Facing the Palace at Fishbourne: Supplementary Material (update)
This archive accompanies the final report documenting the results of the recent excavations by the Sussex Archaeological Society in front of the Roman Palace at Fishbourne, near Chichester (John Manley and David Rudkin, 2006, 'More buildings facing the Palace at Fishbourne'. Sussex Archaeological Collections 144, pp. 69-113). This report deals with Area C, excavated in 2002.

September 2017:  Langar Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire: Archaeological Strip Map and Sample Excavation and Watching Brief (OASIS ID: cotswold2-288088)
In October 2015 and June 2016, Cotswold Archaeology, at the request of their client Kappa Solar Ltd, visited the site of a 10MW solar farm development at Langar Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire. No archaeological remains, other than medieval furrows, were identified in the areas that were accessible for monitoring or inspection.

September 2017:  Former Odeon Cinema, Hackney (OASIS ID: waterman2-286406)
A scheme of archaeological building recording was undertaken by Waterman Infrastructure and Environment Ltd at the site of the former Mecca Bingo Hall and Odeon Cinema located at 211 Hackney Road in the London Borough of Hackney.

August 2017:  Palaeochannels of the Trent Catchment
The Mapping the Palaeochannels of the Trent Catchment project commissioned by Historic England, aimed to enhance the record of palaeochannels within the Trent Catchment, creating a database comparable to that created by the Trent Valley Geoarchaeology project for Derbyshire, and to further improve the database by including the analysis of lidar and other remote-sensing techniques.

August 2017:  Cart Shed at Forthburn Farm, Barnard Castle, Durham (OASIS ID: northern1-285034)
Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd were commissioned to undertake an archaeological building recording of a cart shed at Forthburn Farm, Dent Gate Lane, Barnard Castle, County Durham. Planning permission had been granted for the redevelopment of the building for residential use subject to a condition requiring a programme of building recording and analysis prior to conversion.

July 2017:  BMAPA Protocol for reporting finds of archaeological interest
The BMAPA ALSF funded project archive comprises Protocol documentation distributed to wharves and vessels operated by BMAPA companies. The documentation includes the full text of the Protocol, and Notes for site champions. The documentation also includes a poster (PDF).

July 2017:  London Square, Southwark, London. Archaeological Building Recording (OASIS ID: waterman2-259594)
This archive includes the report and data resulting from a scheme of archaeological building recording at London Square (formerly known as Rich Industrial Estate) in Bermondsey prior to its redevelopment. Research revealed that the site's first industrial use was in the nineteenth century, prior to which it had been open agricultural land on the periphery of the settlement of London. The site was later owned by Crosse and Blackwell in the 1920s when they incorporated E. Lazenby and Sons. Crosse and Blackwell owned the site for production of their confectionery products until c.1969.

July 2017:  Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2016-17
A survey of archaeological specialists has found that, in early 2017, specialists appear to have recovered from the economic downturn of the previous decade, but are cautious about the possibility that there will be increased demand for their services in the near to medium future.

July 2017:  Skills Needs in Buildings History and Garden History 2016-17
The synthetic results presented here and in this report’s sister project, Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2016-17 (Aitchison 2017) allow for comparison between sub-sectors and across specialist areas in the Historic Environment sector. This report covers the results of a survey of buildings history and garden history specialists based on 408 responses.

July 2017:  Milburngate House, Framwelgate Waterside, Durham (OASIS ID: wessexar1-229857)
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by IMB Management, on behalf of Carillion (Maple Oak) Ltd., to create a historic building record of Milburngate House, Durham. Milburngate House was constructed between 1965-69 and designed by T.F. Winterburn with input from associate architects Gollins, Melvin, Ward and Partners.

July 2017:  Victor Barns, Northampton Road, Brixworth, Northamptonshire (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-274297)
Oxford Archaeology undertook an archaeological trial trench evaluation of land at Victor Barns off Northampton Road, Brixworth, Northamptonshire between 12th-15th December 2017. The evaluation did not produce any evidence for activity at the site predating the post-medieval period.

July 2017:  Cow Cave, Chudleigh, Devon
The Cow Cave CC16 project was a rescue excavation and sampling project undertaken in response to ongoing damage to the site through natural and human causes. The project was funded by Historic England and managed by Devon County Council, with fieldwork carried out in 2016 and laboratory analysis over 2016 and early 2017.

July 2017:  National Historic Landscape Characterisation (NHLC) Project
The National Historic Landscape Characterisation (NHLC) project was initiated by Natural England to develop a single, consistent, baseline historic landscape characterisation dataset for England.

July 2017:  Stepping stones to the Neolithic? Islands, maritime connectivity and the 'western seaways' of Britain, 5000-3500 BC
The Neolithic is the term used for the period in our past when the shift from hunting and gathering wild animals and plants to a farming lifestyle occurred. This change happened at different times and in different ways throughout the world, beginning around 10,000 BC in the Middle East and around 4,000 BC in Britain and Ireland.

July 2017:  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 in map form; and provide recommendations for any further archaeological work(s) necessary to contribute to the mitigation of the impacts of proposed development on these potential features.

July 2017:  Topsham Library, Nelson Close, Exeter. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-281830)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in May 2016 within the grounds of Topsham Library, Nelson Close, Exeter. A total of five trenches was excavated. The evaluation recorded two Roman ditches, a potential well of probable Roman date, and a post-medieval ditch.

July 2017:  Land north of Mid Devon Business Park, Willand, Devon (OASIS ID: cotswold2-282154)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in January 2016 on land north of Mid Devon Business Park, Willand, Devon. The evaluation recorded two Iron Age ditches and an Iron Age pit in the north-central region of the site. Further ditches in this area of the site were on similar alignments and are probably broadly contemporary. A small number of undated features was present in the south-eastern part of the site.

July 2017:  Land at Bovisand Lane, Down Thomas, Wembury, Devon (OASIS ID: acarchae2-272789)
This archive documents the historic building recording of a barn and an air raid shelter which was undertaken by AC archaeology in November 2016 prior to their demolition. The barn formed part of the adjacent Paige's Farm, and is possibly of 18th-century date. It probably functioned as a cider barn.

July 2017:  Exeter Gateway, Clyst Honiton, Devon - Field Walking and Evaluation
An archaeological fieldwalking survey was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October 2016 at Exeter Gateway Phase 2, Clyst Honiton, Devon. The fieldwalking survey was targeted at the identification of Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints. In December 2016, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation and identified five ditches in the central part of the site and a pit and a posthole near the northern site boundary.

July 2017:  The Foundry Site, Phoenix Place, London: Archaeological Building Recording (OASIS ID: waterman2-279178)
A scheme of archaeological building recording was undertaken by Waterman Infrastructure and Environment Ltd (Waterman) for Royal Mail Group and relates to structures at Phoenix Place, located within the London Borough of Camden.

July 2017:  VAG Dendrochronology Database update
The database now holds over 4100 dates for buildings in the United Kingdom.

July 2017:  Wearmouth and Jarrow: Northumbrian Monasteries in an Historic Landscape
In 2009 Newcastle and Durham Universities initiated a project aimed at exploring the landscape setting of the early Christian monastic sites of Wearmouth and Jarrow, from their foundation some seven centuries after the birth of Christ, to their place in contemporary society. Bringing together a large team of professionals with funding from English Heritage, the project established new evidence for the form, layout and location of these early monasteries and the extent and preservation of associated archaeology, surviving above and below ground. The project also revealed insights into the impact of these foundations in the local region, exploring their enduring meaning and value to the past and contemporary communities inhabiting the land between the rivers Tyne and Wear.

June 2017:  Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR): updated
The collection has been updated with the addition of volumes 65 to 67, and includes reports by Heather James on A Medieval Farmstead at Laigh Newton North-West, East Ayrshire, Lindsay Dunbar on Unenclosed Prehistoric Settlement and Early Medieval Pitts at Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Highlands and Rob Engl on The Excavation of Medieval and Post-Medieval Middens and Associated Tenement at Advocate's Close, Edinburgh. This collection is also available in the ADS Library

June 2017:  Land off Burwood Lane/Caddywell Lane, Great Torrington, Devon, Magnetometer Survey (OASIS ID: archaeol20-276842)
A geophysical survey, comprising detailed magnetometry, was carried out within three fields at Great Torrington, Devon, by Archaeological Surveys Ltd.

June 2017:  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.

June 2017:  National Zooarchaeological Reference Resource (NZRR)
As part of Historic England (HE)’s Improving Sector Reference Resources project (project 7306), the aim of the Building a National Zooarchaeological Reference Resource (NZRR) project (project 7444) is to improve accessibility to zooarchaeological reference collections and facilitate zooarchaeological research across all sectors.

June 2017:  Peterborough Cathedral Nave Ceiling Conservation Project
The records created by this project primarily concern the condition and treatment of the structural and painted elements of Peterborough Cathedral nave ceiling and the transept ceilings and including the roofs above. As well as the actual conservation, this included paint analysis, tree-ring dating, digital photogrammetry, historical research, environmental monitoring and other studies.The Archive generated is in 3 main parts. The first part consists of the Phase reports for each of the five phases of work plus the Emergency Treatment in 1997, the report on the Fire Damage following the fire in the Cathedral in 2001 and a further report on the Transept Ceiling. In addition, all the Plates from the reports have been digitally scanned and the graphics are also available in digital format. There is also a set of digital photographs documenting the conservation process, notes from the conservator, Hugh Harrison, some x-ray plates from an early phase of work, a database of the board-by-board survey undertaken plus film footage of the conservation work. Secondly there are the various specialist reports commissioned for the project, existing in both digital and hard copy formats. Finally there is the archive of correspondence, meeting minutes and other papers relating to the project set-up and progress, supplied by the project Architect, Julian Limentani. Most of these papers are referenced and a register of the documents is included.?

June 2017:  Lincolnshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)
The Lincolnshire Historic Landscape Characterisation Project began in October 2008.The aim of the project was to categorise and characterise the landscape of the county with specific reference to its development over time. This report describes the methodology and results of the project, including descriptive Character Area Statements designed to provide accessible interpretation of the HLC data. The appendices give a full breakdown of the types and attributes used in the mapping process, and a computer-generated analysis of each Character Area.

June 2017:  Birmingham Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)
The main project phase of the historic landscape characterisation of Birmingham was carried out between November 2011 and December 2014, when the HLC database of records and character areas was completed and the final project report written. The Birmingham HLC maps, describes and dates the past and present uses of every piece of land within today's city area, as far back in time as the available, predominantly cartographic, sources allowed (back to at least 1540). The completion of the HLC database was followed during 2015 by a number of additional activities: customised HLC data was supplied to a Historic England national research project; HLC webpages were created both on the Council's main site and on its local mapping site; the 'Mapping Birmingham's Historic Landscape' brochure was written and published.

June 2017:  Surrey Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)
The Surrey Historic Landscape Characterisation project was undertaken by Surrey County Council, with funding from English Heritage. The project analysed and plotted a number of identifiable landscape types, as observed in modern field patterns and land use.

June 2017:  The South Oxfordshire Project: perceptions of Landscape, settlement and society, c.500–1650 AD
The resource comprises two complementary datasets produced by 'The South Oxfordshire Project', funded by The Leverhulme Trust in 2012–15. The project’s objective was to investigate how from the early Middle Ages to the seventeenth century inhabitants’ values, perceptions and sense of identity were related to the places in which they lived.

June 2017:  Land East of Axminster, Devon. Geophysical Survey (OASIS ID: wardella2-274195)
In January 2017 Wardell Armstrong LLP (WA) undertook a geophysical survey of land east of Axminster, Devon. Although no known archaeological sites pre-dating the post medieval period are recorded within the proposed development area, it is recognised that there is the potential for as-yet unrecognised archaeological remains to survive at the site, including possible prehistoric and/or Romano-British remains.

June 2017:  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.

June 2017:  Aldi, Exeter Road, Topsham, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation and Excavation
An archaeological investigation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology between October 2015 and January 2016 at Aldi, Exeter Road, Topsham, Devon. An initial evaluation of the site comprised the excavation of six trenches, which uncovered a number of prehistoric and Roman features. The evaluation and excavation identified seven phases of activity between the Neolithic to post-medieval periods.

June 2017:  A Roman Roadside Settlement at Healam Bridge: The Iron Age to Early Medieval Evidence
This archive presents appendices B-I and supplementary material resulting from the programme of archaeological works undertaken during the construction scheme to widen the A1 trunk road between Dishforth and Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire. The Iron Age to early medieval evidence from Healam Bridge.

June 2017:  2 Brook Cottages, Netherton, Devon (OASIS ID: acarchae2-278217)
No. 2 Brook Cottage and the attached No. 1 represent a subdivided house of mid/late 16th-century date. The building was constructed with two storeys, with a two-room plan which lacked a cross passage dividing the space. By the early 19th century the building had been divided into two cottages forming part of two small tenements.

June 2017:  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) undertook a controlled topsoil strip, followed by recording of the archaeology revealed.

June 2017:  Studley Castle Hotel, Warwickshire: Level 4 Building Recording of 1938 Accommodation Block (headland3-263965)
Headland Archaeology were commissioned to carry out a Historic Building Recording (HBR) survey of the 1938 wing of Studley Castle Hotel, near Studley in Warwickshire; as part of a wider archaeological mitigation strategy for the proposed re-development of the castle and grounds.

June 2017:  Cornish Ports and Harbours: assessing heritage significance, threats, protection and opportunities
This archive includes the results of the Cornish Ports and Harbours project carried out between 2013 and 2017 by Cornwall Archaeological Unit for Historic England. The project aimed to establish effective methodologies for assessing the fabric, historic significance and character of English ports and harbours by using a study of those in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as a pilot.

June 2017:  Wiltshire and Swindon Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)
The Wiltshire and Swindon Historic Landscape Characterisation Project was carried out as part of a national initiative by Historic England (formerly English Heritage) to identify and record the historic character and time depth present in the modern landscape across England. It was carried out from April 2012 to February 2017 and covered the whole county of Wiltshire.

June 2017:  The Ancient Saar Project: London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition (Updated)
The excavations at Saar, Bahrain, took place between 1990 and 1999 and were undertaken by the London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition with support from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. The archive has been updated and now includes the full Excavation Report 1 'The Dilmun Temple at Saar' edited by Harriet Crawford, Robert Killick, and Jane Moon.

June 2017:  Cloakham Lawns, Axminster, Devon. Archaeological Excavation
Archaeological excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in January and February 2014. The earliest features identified comprised a small group of pit-like features containing fragments of pottery, flintwork and charred hazelnut shells. Radiocarbon dates on recovered hazelnut shells show that the features were of Early Neolithic date.

June 2017:  Historic Building Recording of Prudhoe Hospital
A programme of building recording was undertaken at the site of Prudhoe Hospital, Prudhoe, Northumberland, in August 2016. The planning application comprised the demolition of non-listed buildings, erection of 392 dwellings, conversion of Prudhoe Hall and associated buildings, improvement works to the Walled Garden and associated access, landscape and infrastructure.

May 2017:  ACCORD Archaeology Community Co-production of Research Data
The ACCORD programme was an 18 month partnership between the Glasgow School of Art, Archaeology Scotland, University of Manchester, and the RCAHMS, working with 10 community groups across Scotland. The project worked with groups who had existing and ongoing relationships with heritage places in the process of creating three-dimensional (3D) research resources for their chosen place. The project's notion of "what is heritage?" was entirely community defined, and ranged from Rock-Art sites to Rock-climbing venues.

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.