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This is the final volume of the report on the excavations which took place in Hereford between 1965 and 1976.
The only common factor to the excavations is that they were all funded, to a greater or lesser part, by the Department of the Environment or its predecessor, the Ministry of Public Building and Works. Several directors were involved in the work on behalf of various bodies and the general policy, which evolved as sites became available, was the development of the city defences from the origin of the city until after the Civil War.
The excavations between 1965 and 1969 were mainly organized or coordinated by the Hereford Excavations Committee. Different directors were employed on individual projects and the site records, which were eventually collected together, varied from interim reports to full dossiers with well-indexed finds. The Hereford Excavations Committee was disbanded in 1969, when the work of constructing the inner relief road was completed, and its records and remaining assets were transferred to the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. Unfortunately no provision was made for post-excavation work or publication of the Committee's researches and, apart from work published during the life of the Committee (Stanford 1966; Noble 1967; Shoesmith 1967; 1968), the reports and finds were stored pending a new policy.
The report of the excavations was the first volume to be tackled and summaries were written, plans amended, and a new cross-referencing system introduced to allow reference from and to the microfiche sections in both the excavation report volume and the finds volume. Excavations on and close to the defences, complete with microfiche section, was eventually published in 1982 as Research Report no 46 in the CBA series.
The finds section was even more difficult to split into printed text and microfiche than the excavation section had been as there were many contributors involved. It was agreed that the printed text should include a fair summary of all the reports but that items of national interest should be given some priority over sections which had a local or regional bias. Several reports and many tables which had originally been considered as archival material were edited and included in the microfiche section thus creating a further degree of confusion in the, by then, complex cross-referencing system.
|Hereford City Excavations: Volume 3: The finds (CBA Research Report 56)||6 Mb|
|Hereford City Excavations: Volume 3: The finds (microfiche)||20 Mb|