COLLECTIONS HISTORY 2019

July 2019:  Historic Graffiti on the Tower of St Oswald's Church, Filey, North Yorkshire
During a visit to the roof of the tower of St Oswald's Church in Filey it was noted that extensive, well preserved graffiti covers the lead roof. A rapid consultation with a number of colleagues concluded that the quantity and diversity of these remains appeared to be quite rare and of a particularly early date for survival on a lead roof. At this point it was suggested that the graffiti on the tower roof at St Oswald's could be used to as the test study to develop guidance notes for a methodology for recording graffiti. In conjunction with the production of the guidelines a study of the graffiti would also be made in order to try to place some form of historic interpretation on them. This report and collection represents the results of that study. The collection comprises the project design and project report, a catalogue listing the inscribed graffiti by panel, several very large orthophoto files, and the photography used to create these via a structure-from-motion model of the church roof. The project compared the traditional 2D rectified photography with the 3D Structure-from-Motion approach. This allowed a direct comparison of the two methods to evaluate the cost, speed and accuracy of results. It was also proposed to undertake an additional comparative assessment of part of the graffiti using digital images from a smart phone, a compact digital camera and a 'professional' high resolution digital SLR.

July 2019:  Archaeologia Aeliana: Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne
Archaeologia Aeliana is the journal of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is the oldest provincial antiquarian society in the country, founded in 1813. The Society has always had an interest in archaeology and antiquities generally. Its particular focus, however, from the beginning, has been the North East of England (the historic counties of Northumberland and Durham), centred on Newcastle upon Tyne. It has also always had a special interest in Hadrian's Wall, and the journal has carried many important papers and reports on the Wall.

July 2019:  SOU 1780, 11 Lawn Road, Southampton, Hampshire: Archaeological Watching Brief Report (OASIS ID: wessexar1-311307)
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Sam Lawn Road Ltd to carry out an archaeological watching brief in order to fulfil a planning condition (ref. 16/00740/FUL) relating to the demolition and redevelopment of a new building at 11 Lawn Road, Southampton, Hampshire, centred on National Grid Reference 442761 113637. 11 Lawn Road occupies a 0.6 hectare rectangular parcel of land, on a terrace slightly above Lawn Road, the ground sloping gently down from the north. The works monitored included the excavation of a large attenuation tank, a soak-away and the subsequent removal of overburden from the Site, followed by the excavation of footings for the new building. In situ brickearth deposits were noted across the Site, overlying gravel. A single flint flake was the only pre-18th-century find. However, the watching brief located a buried land surface containing bricks in the north of what was probably a garden associated with Portswood House, built in 1776 and demolished in 1852. The ground surface was subsequently raised by up to 1.2 m in the north of the Site, probably when Lawn Road was laid out, the redeposited gravels sealing the buried soil. Features likely to have been associated with the later 19th century villa that occupied the site, which was demolished after a bomb strike in 1944, included two brick-lined wells. Features of 20th-century comprised a brick-built interceptor tank, a well and the concrete footings and wall of a cellar.

July 2019:  Eastacombe Chapel, Tawstock, Devon: Heritage Statement (OASIS ID: acarchae2-348718)
A heritage statement was prepared to support a Listed Building Consent application for the conversion of the Grade II Listed former Eastacombe Chapel into a single residential dwelling. It was built in 1818 as a Baptist chapel, and has remained relatively unchanged. The principal later 20th-century alterations comprise the enlargement of the first-floor gallery and replacement of the associated stairs, along with the subdivision of a north extension into a kitchen and toilets.

July 2019:  Cockpit Hill, Cullompton, Devon: Building Recording and Archaeological Observation (OASIS ID: acarchae2-271681)
Historic building recording and archaeological monitoring and recording was undertaken by AC archaeology during January 2017 and July 2018 at 8 Cockpit Hill, Cullompton, Devon (ST 0207 0704). The archaeological monitoring of groundworks recorded the remains of part of a 16th to 18th century stone structure with associated cobbled surface. A separate but contemporary probable stone-built garderobe pit and a 19th century rubbish pit were also exposed. The building remains correspond well with part of a projecting rear range shown on a 1633 map of Cullompton, while the historic building recording demonstrated that part of the existing property was also of probable 17th century origin.

July 2019:  Sitch Farm, Wormhill, Derbyshire: Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: archaeol5-331632)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd was commissioned by Mr Nigel Moseley to undertake an archaeological evaluation in the form of test pitting at Sitch Farm, Wormhill, Derbyshire. A planning application for the erection of a steel framed agricultural building to provide cover for a midden area at Sitch Farm was originally submitted in 2016, but later withdrawn. The archaeological evaluation was undertaken as part of the preparations to re-submit the planning application. The test pits were situated at the north-east edge of a known Neolithic settlement site, which is characterised by a dense scatter of flint and chert implements.

July 2019:  Surrey Archaeological Collections - Updated
Surrey Archaeological Collections, the journal of the Surrey Archaeological Society, is being archived with the Archaeology Data Service. The collection has been updated to include supplementary material and abstracts for Volume 101 (2018), with the full articles to be available after a three year embargo period.

July 2019:  The Sword in Early Medieval Northern Europe: Experience, Identity, Representation
This archive presents databases which accompany the book 'The Sword in Early Medieval Northern Europe: Experience, Identity, Representation (Brunning, 2019). The publication explores perceptions of swords in Anglo-Saxon England and Scandinavia during the early medieval period using a multidisciplinary approach, encompassing artistic, archaeological and literary sources. The databases contain information on weapon motifs, sword burials and kennings; and analysis of the three datasets formed the basis for individual chapters. The final chapter combines the results of these analyses to offer broader conclusions about the significance of swords in early medieval thought and society.

July 2019:  Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: Cornwall South Coast
The Cornwall South Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey is part of a national programme funded by Historic England. A desk-based assessment of the historic environment was conducted and potential threats to heritage assets were identified in order to design a strategy for a future field survey of at risk areas. The project updated and added new records to the Historic Environment Records for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon County Council and the City of Plymouth. Overall the project added, updated or amended 2,737 records; the new sites created totalled 2,294 for Cornwall, 82 for Devon and 227 for Plymouth. Research priorities and themes identified by the desk-based assessment are presented and specific sites and areas which would benefit from further research or work are summarised in the report.

June 2019:  Land at Crisps Farm, Church Lane, Austrey, Warwickshire: Magnetometer Survey (OASIS ID: archaeol20-331904)
A geophysical survey, comprising detailed magnetometry, was carried out by Archaeological Surveys Ltd at Crisps Farm, to the south of Church Lane in Austrey, North Warwickshire. The results indicate a positive rectilinear anomaly that appears to relate to a former ditch-like feature, possibly an enclosure. It is located immediately west of an extant linear depression within the field, which is likely to relate to a former field boundary ditch. The possible enclosure may extend further west; however, its orientation becomes parallel with former ridge and furrow cultivation and, as a consequence, its continuation cannot be confidently determined. Several other positive linear, curvilinear and discrete anomalies have been located within the site and although they may relate to cut features, they are generally weak, poorly defined or lack a coherent morphology.

June 2019:  Open Access Archaeology Fund Archives
For over 20 years, Internet Archaeology and the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) at the University of York have been internationally recognised for our high, open standards, innovation and best practice in archaeological publication and digital archiving. Free, open access to archaeological research and data offers significant and enduring academic, professional and social benefits.

June 2019:  Woods Mill, Milltown, Glossop, Derbyshire. Archaeological Works (OASIS ID: centrefo4-336078)
Salford Archaeology was commissioned by Glossop Land Ltd to carry out a programme of archaeological works in advance of the development of the Woods Mill complex. The site is located at the eastern end of Glossop, Derbyshire and within the Howardtown Mill Conservation area. The mill complex was slowly expanded eastwards until, at its height, it was employing 8000 people and was the largest textile mill in Derbyshire. After the death of it’s founder, John Wood, in 1854, the mill entered a slow decline and was sold in 1919. Although the western half continued in use as a cotton mill, the eastern half was taken over by Volcrepe Rubber in 1932, who continued to operate on the site until 2002.

June 2019:  West Wycombe Park IT Cable, Buckinghamshire. Archaeological Intervention (oxfordar1-352979)
Between 27th March and 4th April 2018, Oxford Archaeology undertook an archaeological watching brief, monitoring the excavation of an IT cable trench at the east of West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire, for the National Trust. The fieldwork revealed a series of levelling and made-ground deposits for the existing road surfaces, overlying two 19th century wall foundations. Historic mapping suggests the walls relate to outbuildings and a boundary wall. No further archaeological remains were revealed.

June 2019:  Stag House Farm, Darlington, County Durham. Archaeological Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-320798)
An archaeological recording project was conducted in advance of proposed works at Stag House Farm, Darlington. A Photographic and drawn survey of the house and adjoining farm buildings was commissioned by West Park Ltd and undertaken by Archaeological Services Durham University.

June 2019:  42 Querns Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Archaeological Excavation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-351293)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in September 2018 at 42 Querns Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Six test-pits were excavated. A Roman wall, gravel surfacing and demolition material was identified between 1.2m and 1.5m below the present ground level. A post-Roman robber cut, most probably targeting a Roman wall, was also identified sealed by reworked 'dark-earth'/post-medieval agricultural soils. No evidence for a previously identified 'Roman pavement' was identified in the north-east corner of the site.

June 2019:  The Manor, Brookers Hill, Shinfield, Berkshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-352952)
Oxford Archaeology was commissioned by Persimmon Homes Thames Valley to undertake a trial trench evaluation at The Manor, Brookers Hill, Shinfield in advance of the redevelopment of the site for housing. The work was undertaken in two phases; the first, in 2015, comprised the excavation of six trenches, and the second, undertaken in March 2018, a further eight trenches. No significant archaeological features were present within the trenches and no artefactual material was recovered.

June 2019:  Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty. Digital Appendices
This archive presents the Digital Appendices of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty Monograph, published with Oxbow Books; 'The Land was Forever: 15,000 Years in North-East Scotland'. The project was undertaken due to the construction of 58km of new road around the western periphery of Aberdeen, with archaeological trial trenching and mitigation excavations being undertaken between 2013 and 2016. The works revealed a landscape rich in archaeological remains, with nine sites identified, spanning the Late Upper Palaeolithic through to the post-medieval period.

June 2019:  Breedon Hill, Leicestershire: Geophysical surveys
This archive contains the results of gradiometer and earth resistance surveys undertaken at Breedon Hill, Leicestershire in February 2016. Breedon Hill is the site of one of the few Iron Age hillforts in the East Midlands - and one which, in its original form, ranked amongst the largest monuments of its type in the region. Subsequently, the hillfort interior witnessed multiple periods of monastic occupation from the last quarter of the 7th century, made visible by the important corpus of architectural sculpture dating to the late 8th and early 9th centuries. This project formed the basis of an undergraduate dissertation completed at Newcastle University in July 2016.

June 2019:  Beneath the Surface of Roman Republican Cities
This project deployed Ground-Penetrating Radar (henceforth GPR) survey alongside the study of ceramic assemblages across the full extent of two cities founded in this period - Interamna Lirenas founded as a colony in 312 BC and Falerii Novi founded by Rome in 241 BC (following Rome's razing of Falerii Veteres) to characterise their early development. Both sites were abandoned in the post-Roman period and now lie beneath agricultural land, hence they were available for total survey.

May 2019:  Darling Cottage, Manor Street, Dittisham, Devon. Building Recording (OASIS ID: acarchae2-288797)
A historic building survey of Darling Cottage was prepared during alterations to the property. The cottage is thought to date to the late 16th century and was a small two-storey building, perhaps with one or two rooms on each floor. There is evidence for a single primary fireplace on each floor. The building was extended in the mid-late 19th century, and this extension was further altered and expanded in the late 20th century, when other alterations were also made to the earlier structure.

May 2019:  Worcestershire Archaeology Research Reports
Worcestershire Archaeological Research Reports (WARR) is a series of digital reports produced by Worcestershire Archaeology, part of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (WAAS). This series aims to accommodate major reports and make them widely available, thereby encouraging research, especially in the county.

May 2019:  Wood Lane, Offsite Developer Main, Binfield, Berkshire: Archaeological Observation (OASIS ID: borderar1-327750)
Border Archaeology was instructed by South East Water to undertake Archaeological Observation (excluding that portion of the route immediately E of the golf driving range) of engineering groundworks in connection with the Wood Lane Offsite Developer Main Wood Lane at Binfield, Bracknell Forest, Berkshire (NGR: SU 85024 69954 to NGR: SU 84904 70610).

May 2019:  Mount Pleasant Farm, Wheldrake, York. Building Recording (OASIS ID: humblehe1-348509)
A historic building recording of Mount Pleasant Farm was undertaken by Humble Heritage Ltd in March 2019 to identify and document items of archaeological and architectural interest prior to the development of the agricultural buildings. The site was built as a farmstead with a courtyard plan, possibly in the early nineteenth century. It was comprehensively rebuilt in the second half of the nineteenth century, retaining a large threshing barn and two further buildings from the earlier phase.

May 2019:  Land off King Edward Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Trial Trenching Evaluation (OASIS ID: oxfordar2-321455)
Oxford Archaeology (OA) North were commissioned by Orion Heritage Ltd to initially undertake a trial trenching evaluation of Land off King Edward Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire (NGR SK 1797 4647). The evaluation confirmed the presence of structural remains relating to the mill, with floor surfaces and walls being identified.

May 2019:  Brooksby Quarry: Investigations of the incised channel
Investigations at Brooksby Quarry were carried out between April 2013 and November 2014 and included Electro Resistance Tomography (ERT) survey, borehole drilling (shell/auger and sonic), archaeological trenching, palaeoenvironmental sampling and Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating sampling. The results have created ERT model(s) displaying the results and the incised channel of the Bytham River. Quartzite artefacts and environmental material including some pollen, small vertebrate remains, wood and plant macrofossils were recovered/ sampled from the investigations.

May 2019:  Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-313495)
During October and November 2015, Oxford Archaeology carried out a trial trench evaluation on land at Williams Holdings. The evaluation was commissioned by Strutt and Parker LLP on behalf of Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd. The earliest feature uncovered was a securely dated ditch of middle Bronze Age date. Other prehistoric ditches were present within the western part of the site and were dated from the middle to late Iron Age. The majority of dated features belonged to a later Roman period settlement and a number of late medieval or post-medieval plough furrows were also identified.

May 2019:  Land South of A379, Newcourt, Exeter, Devon: Archaeological investigation
Archaeological investigations on land south of the A379, Newcourt, Exeter, identified activity of Mesolithic, Bronze Age, and post-medieval to modern date. The majority of features contained no dating evidence, but it is likely that many result from prehistoric activity on the site. Three pits, with holes dug into their bases, were identified as Mesolithic in origin, on the basis of two radiocarbon determinations from one of the pits (7050-6769 cal BC and 7036-6700 cal BC). A group of Bronze Age pottery, of 1625-1465 cal BC date, had been placed in a pit in the north-west of the site. A vessel deposited in a ditch in the south-east of the site is broadly of Middle Bronze Age date. A second ditch ran perpendicular to this ditch and was probably contemporary with it. Three round pits showing signs of burning - possibly from a domestic use such as an oven - were also revealed. Although undated, a prehistoric use is likely. Scattered across the whole excavation area were numerous pits and possible postholes; no structure or date could be ascertained for these.

April 2019:  Rhodes Building, Oriel College, Oxford. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-347157)
Between March 2014 and January 2015, Oxford Archaeology undertook a watching brief during alterations to The Rhodes Building, Oriel College, Oxford. The majority of the deposits and structures encountered related to early 20th century backfilling of cellars belonging to the buildings demolished in advance of the re-development of the High Street frontage. Additional deposits encountered related to landscaping within St Mary's Quad and are likely to be contemporary with the construction of the Rhodes Building.

April 2019:  Marston House Farm, Marston Mongomery, Derbyshire: Building Survey (OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-345763)
CFA Archaeology Ltd has been commissioned on behalf of Lanpro Services and their clients, to survey what remains of two 19th-century outbuildings at Marston House Farm, Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire. The survey was needed to inform further investigations into earlier structures shown on a tithe map dated 1838. Unfortunately, one of the 19th-century outbuildings had been demolished (Building B) as part of the present development. The other outbuilding in its final phase was used as a cow house (Building A). The northern end of the cow house is constructed from coursed stone and appears to be a late 18th- or early 19th-century construction; however, no datable architectural features were recorded to confirm this. The southern end of the cow house is constructed from brick and it appears that during the latter part of the 19th-century the larger building seen on the tithe map was in part demolished and rebuilt in brick forming the current structure. Forming part of the same late 19th-century redevelopment of the site, a stable was also constructed to the south of the cow house possibly removing all traces of the earlier building.

April 2019:  The Plough Inn, Hathersage, Derbyshire: Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: archaeol5-329757)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd (ARS) was commissioned by Elliot Emery to undertake an Archaeological Watching Brief at The Plough Inn, Hathersage, Derbyshire. Planning permission for the proposed development: (Application Ref. No. NP/DDD/1117/1180) has not yet been was granted for the development of the site. The programme of archaeological works comprised an archaeological watching brief during any ground disturbance and/or ground works associated with construction of the shepherd's huts, landscaping, septic tank and all drainage and service trenches. Apart from natural geological layers and modern deposits associated with the modern Plough Inn, only three archaeological features were encountered: One foundation for a drystone wall, one likely quarry pit for sand, and one probable pit with unclear function. Alternatively, but less likely, the probable pit could be interpreted as part of the tail-race associated with a 17th century lead smelting complex known to have been present on site. The two encountered pits are likely industrial in nature, and may in some way relate to (or be part of) this industrial complex. These two features went out of use and were backfilled at some time, probably in the 19th century or the early 20th century. The drystone wall which was interpreted as the property boundary of the Plough Inn may have been erected at roughly the same time. The disuse and subsequent backfilling of the two pits and the erection of the drystone boundary wall is likely evidence for landscaping and shaping of the grounds around the Plough Inn taking place in the late 19th or early 20th century, and which was later continued with the construction of the modern car park.

April 2019:  Thames through Time. The Archaeology of the Gravel Terraces of the Upper and Middle Thames: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Periods AD 1000-2000
The fourth volume of the Thames through Time Series presents the results of a wide-ranging synthetic study that illuminates the past 1000 years of social, cultural, political and economic history of the Thames Valley. This final episode takes the story of the Thames Valley through the second millennium AD to provide a new narrative of the medieval and post-medieval period. This final volume begins with the end of Anglo-Saxon political power in Britain and continues through the turmoils of the Norman invasion, the Black Death and the reformation, onto the considerable economic and landscape changes brought about by the agricultural revolutions of the 17th and 18th centuries, and up to the massive population and technological expansions of the 20th century.

April 2019:  Isles of Scilly Designated Wrecks Interpretation
This project concerns the five designated wreck sites situated in the Isles of Scilly: Tearing Ledge, HMS Association, Bartholomew Ledges, HMS Colossus and the Wheel Wreck. The first phase of the project collected high resolution multi-beam data for each of the five sites. The second phase entailed production of photographs and video from four of the sites (not including HMS Colossus). The final phase was the creation of web-based virtual site tours for the Tearing Ledge, HMS Association, Bartholomew Ledges and the Wheel Wreck, and the enhancement and integration of the existing HMS Colossus virtual dive trail.

March 2019:  Field Evaluation at Green Acres, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire (OASIS ID: cotswold2-321985)
An archaeological field evaluation was undertaken in February 2018 at Green Acres, Main Road, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire. A total of five trenches was excavated.

March 2019:  King Alfred Way, Newton Poppleford, Devon. Archaeological Excavation (OASIS ID: acarchae2-196268)
A rare Neolithic ring ditch containing two graves with cremated human remains was uncovered during excavation at King Alfred Way, Newton Poppleford. An assemblage of Peterborough ware pottery, worked flint and radiocarbon dating indicate the main use of the site was during the Middle Neolithic period.

March 2019:  17 The Avenue, Cirencester, Gloucestershire: Watching Brief (OASIS ID: cotswold2-320283)
An archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology during groundworks associated with an extension to the front elevation of 17 The Avenue, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Two parallel walls were identified during the watching brief. These structural elements are most likely associated with the continuation of a previously identified Roman building.

March 2019:  Land at Evesham Road, Nr Fladbury, Worcestershire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: headland3-236268)
Archaeological field evaluation was undertaken by Headland Archaeology on Land at Evesham Road, near Fladbury, Worcestershire. The investigation revealed possible later prehistoric settlement activity and later post-medieval and modern agricultural use of the land.

March 2019:  Cambridge Antiquarian Society Quarto Publications.
A series of three volumes produced by Thomas C Lethbridge produced for the Cambridge Antiquarian Society Quarto Publications series. Volumes on A Cemetery at Lackford, Suffolk (1951); A Cemetery at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire (1936) and Recent Excavations in Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries in Cambridgeshire & Suffolk (1931) are included in the release.

March 2019:  Death, Burial and Identity: 3000 Years of Death in the Vale of Mowbray.
This volume is the first of three monographs that present the results of archaeological excavations between Leeming and Barton in North Yorkshire. The work took place between 2013 and 2017 as part of Highway England's upgrade of 19km of the A1 to motorway status. This first volume examines the extensive burial record from the road scheme - the excavations revealed 308 human burials at 14 locations, which ranged in date from the Early Bronze Age to the Anglo-Saxon period - and discusses the evidence in relation to what it can tell us about concepts of death, burial and identity and how these changed through time.

March 2019:  Land to Rear of Ebrington Arms May Lane Ebrington: Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-299975)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in November 2017 at land to the rear of Ebrington Arms. Three trenches were excavated. Post-medieval furrows and the structural remains associated with a modern glasshouse depicted on the 1972 Ordnance Survey map were identified. An undated ditch was also recorded.

March 2019:  Croome Court, High Green, Worcestershire Archaeological Observation
Border Archaeology Ltd (BAL) carried out an archaeological observation of trenching excavations relating to a new heating system at Croome Court High Green Severn Stoke Worcestershire.

March 2019:  The Bull Hotel, Hockley, Essex: Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: foundati1-336350)
On the 5th-6th November 2018 a Level 3 historic building recording exercise was undertaken at The Bull Hotel, 99 Main Road, Hockley, Essex.

March 2019:  97 London Road, Gloucester, Archaeological Evaluation. (OASIS ID: cotswold2-295466)
An Archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology at 97 London Road, Gloucester. Two Roman inhumations and a cremation burial were identified, along with broadly uniform cemetery soil deposits, dating to the mid-1st to late 4th centuries AD. A ditch and structural remains were also identified which may also relate to Roman funerary practices in the area.

March 2019:  Brooklands Farm, Cheltenham Road, Evesham, Worcestershire
An archaeological excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in November and December 2016 at Brooklands Farm, Cheltenham Road, Evesham, Worcestershire. The excavation identified parts of four circular or part-circular gullies located in the north-western part of the excavated area, a sub-square enclosure located in the central portion of the area, and a small number of pits and post holes that are all dated to the Middle to Late Iron Age. Four ditches, containing pottery of Roman date and seemingly forming part of an agricultural field system, were identified in the southern and western part of the excavation area.

March 2019:  Sewer Diversion, Gloucester Bus Station, Station Road, Archaeological Recording, (OASIS ID: cotswold2-297916)
A programme of archaeological recording was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology between October 2017 and March 2018 during groundworks associated with the redevelopment of Gloucester Bus Station. Extra-mural activities associated with both the Roman and Medieval town were identified.

March 2019:  Priestman Building, Finchale Training College, Durham: archaeological building recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-324107)
This report presents the results of an archaeological recording project conducted on the Priestman Building, Finchale Training College, Durham. A photographic survey of the building has been carried out. Level 2 survey of a 1930s hotel north of Durham. The building, a Modern roadhouse, became a hospital during the Second World War.

March 2019:  Barn West of Manor Farmhouse, Diddington, St Neots. Building Recording (OASIS ID: kdkarcha1-320902)
In July 2018, Historic Building Recording was carried out at the barn west of Manor Farmhouse, Diddington, St Neots, Cambridgeshire in order to fulfil a condition of planning permission for the conversion of the existing building into a dwelling. The farm has been part of the Thornhill estate since the 18th century and the barn in question may have been constructed on the site around the time that the land was acquired by the Thornhill family. It was an estate farm belonging to Diddington Hall, the site of the medieval Grimbald's or Grimbaud's Manor. The barn is a five bay timber framed structure dating to the late 17th or early 18th century. It has primary bracing, jowlposts and is weatherboarded. There is a queen strut roof, but the tiles have been removed. The inside of the building has a half height brick wall, built in the 20th century, which encompasses some of the timberwork behind. The southern end of the barn was sectioned off and given an upper floor in the 19th century. This is accessed by a staircase in the northeast corner. The other bays are partitioned from one another with modern timber. Within the central bay are the remains of a small brick structure of uncertain function that appears to have been built and demolished in the 20th century. Although the barn has been altered in the 19th and 20th centuries, much of its original fabric remains. Of particular interest is the high number of carpenters and apotropaic marks on several of the larger timbers.

March 2019:  Cowclose House, Barningham, County Durham. Building Recording (OASIS ID: northern1-329406)
Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd (NAA) was commissioned by Edward Milbank to undertake a phase of archaeological historic building recording at Cowclose House, Barningham, Durham. This work was completed in advance of the conversion of the Grade II listed property for holiday accommodation and partially fulfils Condition 10 of the related planning consent.

March 2019:  Land adjacent to Edward Massey Gardens, Garnall's Road, Gloucester. Archaeological Field Evaluation (OASIS ID: borderar1-283628)
Border Archaeology conducted an Evaluation of land adjacent to Edward Massey Gardens. The aim of the project was to determine and record the location, extent, date, character, condition and significance of surviving archaeological remains.

March 2019:  ARCHAIDE Portal for Publications and Outputs
ArchAIDE is a European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme which aims to create a new system for the automatic recognition of archaeological pottery from excavations around the world.

March 2019:  Inventory of Crafts and Trade in the Roman East (ICRATES): database of tableware
The ICRATES database includes 33939 diagnostic tableware sherds dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods from 275 excavations and selected surveys throughout the Eastern Mediterranean (and a few sites beyond).

March 2019:  Wingmoor Farm, Campden Road, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, Archaeological Evaluation, (OASIS ID: cotswold2-326281)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in January 2018 on land at Wingmoor Farm, Long Marston, Warwickshire. The artefacts recovered from the excavated ditches were dated to the 12th to 13th centuries.

March 2019:  Albion Court Caravan Park, Scowles, Coleford, Gloucestershire, Archaeological Survey (OASIS ID: cotswold2-332268)
A programme of photographic recording was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology on the 'scowle' at Albion Court Caravan Park, Coleford, Gloucestershire. A comprehensive photographic and written record of the scowle was compiled during the course of the survey.

March 2019:  21 Querns Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Archaeological Evaluation, (OASIS ID: cotswold2-303944)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in March 2018 at 21 Querns Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Three trenches were excavated.

March 2019:  Historic Characterisation of Ramsgate
The project is a historic characterisation of Ramsgate and its land and sea environs, funded by Historic England as part of their Heritage Protection Commissions programme. It has been primarily designed as a resource to support the work of the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). Ramsgate is one of the first round of HAZs, announced in spring 2017. The aim of the project was to assess and map patterns of historic character across the project area.

February 2019:  Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Historic Landscape Characterisation Project
The Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Historic Landscape Characterisation Programme was carried out between 2006 and 2009 by John Robinson for Leicestershire County Council with support from Historic England.

February 2019:  A High Status Medieval Building Complex at Longforth Farm, Wellington, Somerset
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Bloor Homes Ltd to undertake excavations at Longforth Farm, Wellington, Somerset (NGR 314031 121482), in advance of proposed large-scale housing development.

February 2019:  Environment Agency Habitat Creation Scheme, Steart Peninsula, Somerset and Land Adjacent to Steart Village, Steart Point, Somerset
The Environment Agency, in partnership with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (who will manage the scheme on completion), have initiated the Steart Peninsula Project, a 477ha habitat creation scheme at Steart near Bridgwater in Somerset. In 2011 Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Team Van Oord (via May Gurney) to carry out the archaeological works in advance of the construction of the Steart Peninsula habitat creation scheme.

February 2019:  Dunstall Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Archaeological Evaluation. (OASIS ID: cotswold2-334247)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in January and February 2018 at Dunstall Farm, Morton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. A number of ditches were identified throughout the site that date to the later prehistoric and/or Roman periods. Coupled with the findings of preceding geophysical surveys and evaluation trenching, it is likely that the remains identified during the current works represent an area of multiphase agricultural activity on the peripheral of a settlement.

February 2019:  St Andrew's Church, Chedworth, Gloucestershire. Archaeological Watching Brief (OASIS ID: urbanarc1-328965)
On the 14th and 21st September 2018 Urban Archaeology carried out an archaeological watching brief at the church of St Andrew, Chedworth, Gloucestershire. A reworked ‘cemetery soil’ was observed across the excavated area, with over five hundred fragments of human bone recovered. Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery and Roman and post-Roman Ceramic Building Material was recovered, as well as post-medieval coffin furniture, a probable forged Charles II farthing, and architectural fragments.

February 2019:  Old Park Farm, Pinhoe, Devon. Archaeological Excavation (OASIS ID: acarchae2-212955)
An archaeological excavation on land at Old Park Farm, Pinhoe, was undertaken by AC Archaeology during December 2017. Excavations revealed evidence for three successive roundhouses, represented by overlapping ring gullies, dated to the Iron Age period. The assemblage of pottery dates from the Early through to the Late Iron Age and was produced from locally sourced clays.

February 2019:  The Archaeology of Northamptonshire Monographs
This book began its gestation almost five years ago, at a meeting to inaugurate the English Heritage sponsored regional research agendas for archaeology. As such each of the chapters should be regarded as a view of archaeology for the new millennium, although some additions have been made to the texts over the last four years.

February 2019:  Oldbury Camp, Oldbury-on-Severn: geophysical, topographical and geoarchaeological data
The project was supported as part of 'A Forgotten Landscape', a Heritage Lottery Funded Landscape Partnership Scheme. The aims covered here were to perform geophysical and topographical surveys of the monument and augering; to help focus future excavation work.

February 2019:  Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) - Updated
Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) is an Open Access publication which was established in 2000 by a consortium comprising the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Historic Scotland and the Council for British Archaeology. Update: The latest volumes (81 and 82) have been added to the ADS library.

January 2019:  Hartshill, Berkshire. - Updated
Between January and April 2003 Cotswold Archaeology (CA) carried out an archaeological excavation funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) at Hartshill Copse, Upper Bucklebury, West Berkshire. The work followed previous excavations conducted in 2002 prior to gravel extraction elsewhere within the quarry. The excavation identified evidence for late Bronze Age (c. 10th century BC) and Early Iron Age (c. 5th century BC) settlement, including a large ditched enclosure, three post alignments, three roundhouses and a single urned cremation, as well as numerous other postholes and pits. In addition a number of features have been dated to the Roman and post-medieval periods.

January 2019:  Sutton Town Centre Historic Area Assessment.
A 'Level 3' Historic Area Assessment (HAA) undertaken in support of the Sutton Town Centre Heritage Action Zone programme. The HAA provides an evidence base for the centre's historic environment and distinctive historic townscape.

January 2019:  Land off Vicarage and Manor Roads, Landkey, North Devon, Devon. Results of a Desk - Based Assessment and Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: southwes1-307999).
The results of an archaeological evaluation carried out by South West Archaeology Ltd. for land off Vicarage and Manor Roads, Landkey, North Devon, Devon. The site is located within the historic core of Landkey in close proximity to the 13th century church and historic manor. The evaluation identified seven features across the three trenches, all post-medieval or more probably 18th or 19th century in date.

January 2019:  Boundary Wall of Former Cinema Site, Sandgate: Archaeological Recording Report (OASIS ID: wardella2-327338)
Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was commissioned by Walsingham Planning to undertake an archaeological recording of the north-west boundary wall of the former cinema site, Sandgate, Berwick-upon-Tweed (NT 99853 52699) in advance of its demolition as part of the approved and ongoing redevelopment of the site.

January 2019:  The Fortifications of Hull between 1321 and 1864
This project examined all of the historical and archaeological evidence for the defences on the west bank of the River Hull, surrounding the Old Town. It brought together for the first time the results of at least 10 excavations and watching-briefs that had been carried out between 1964 and the early 1990s at various points around the Town Defences, along with a number of chance exposures of parts of the Town Wall, and integrated these with what is currently known about more recent unpublished archaeological interventions.It also presented a detailed account of the extensive excavations which took place between 1986 and 1989 at the Beverley Gate - one of the most important of the Town Gates.

January 2019:  Sidmouth Church of St Giles and St Nicholas, Sidmouth, Devon. Results of an Archaeological Monitoring and Recording. (OASIS ID: southwes1-204395)
This report and image collection presents the results of an archaeological monitoring and recording project, carried out by South West Archaeology Ltd. (SWARCH), at the Church of St Giles and St Nicholas, Sidmouth, Devon during ground works associated with an extension for welfare purposes on the north side of the tower and improved and associated drainage.

January 2019:  Youngcott Barns, Milton Abbot, West Devon, Devon. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: southwes1-300023)
South West Archaeology Ltd. was commissioned to undertake historic building recording for a group of historic barns at Youngcott, Milton Abbot, West Devon. This work was undertaken in order to assess the fabric affected by the conversion, restoration and development of this complex and set the buildings in their historical and archaeological context.

January 2019:  Bennetston Hall, Dove Holes, Derbyshire Building Survey (OASIS ID: jwconser1-328745)
To carry out a primarily Level 2 photographic, written and drawn survey of the impacted structures at Bennetston Hall, with supplemental elements of a Level 3 survey. To identify and record the surviving historic features of the buildings to be impacted during the conversion project, prepare a developmental history of the site through a written description and to produce an ordered project archive.

Collections History 2018