Thornborough Henges: Air Photo Mapping Project

Archaeological Services WYAS, 2006

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Introduction

The Thornborough Henges Air Photo Mapping Project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF), as disbursed through English Heritage, and operated by Archaeological Services WYAS.

An area of 100 square kilometres, centred on the nationally important prehistoric henge complex at Thornborough North Yorkshire was surveyed to NMP standards from existing air photographs. Digital maps, at a nominal scale of 1:10,000, and supporting records were created by a small team of aerial investigators. This team was contracted by Archaeological sesrvices WYAS and based with English Heritage's Aerial Survey and Investigation at Tanner Row, York.

The project identified and mapped sites varying in date and type ranging from a Neolithic cursus to military reamains from the twentieth century. New AMIE records were created for 153 monuments or monument groups and a further 41 amendments were made to existing records.

The work also contributes to English Heritage's ongoing National Mapping Programme (NMP), generating a comprehensive record of the archaeology that is visible on air photographs for the whole of England. In addition to this the Thornborough Henges Air Photo Mapping Project is intrinsically linked to two other ALSF projects focusing on the Thornborough area:

Extract from the NMP mapping of pre-medieval features and possible palaeochannels