Past years: 2020 2019 2018 2017

Releases by month: January

Release list:

January 2021:  Polglaze Farm, Restormel, Cornwall. Historic Building Record (OASIS ID: cornwall2-404449)
Cornwall Archaeological unit was commissioned by Nick Ford (ngf Architects) to carry out a historic building record of a farm building at Polglaze Farm, Hewas Water, in advance of its conversion and extension to form a new dwelling. The farm building itself lies immediately west of and within the curtilage of the Grade II Listed farmhouse.

January 2021:  North Yearle Steadings, Earle, Northumberland. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol5-383376)
In September 2019 Archaeological Research Services Ltd was commissioned to undertake a historic building recording of a complex of traditional farm buildings located to the north east of the hamlet of Earle, Northumberland. In terms of fabric evidence it can be assessed that the farm complex was developed over the course of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries which included upwards of six distinct construction phases.

January 2021:  Methodist Free Church, 21 Ventonleague Hill, Ventonleague, Hayle, Cornwall. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: statemen1-407703)
Ventonleague Free Methodist Church, a classically styled Methodist chapel with a gallery at its northern end, was opened in 1876. It was closed for worship in 2017 and the Methodist Church have commissioned this report to inform option development for appropriate conservation of the building through adaptive reuse.

January 2021:  Highfields Farm Barn, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol5-390638)
In February 2020 Archaeological Research Services Ltd was commissioned by Property Renovators (UK) Ltd to undertake a historic building recording of a detached range of traditional farm buildings located to the south west of the village of Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire to discharge condition 11 of the planning permission to convert the existing farm buildings to contribute new holiday accommodation.

January 2021:  Folly Bridge, Arch 4, Oxford. Watching Brief (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-336245)
A watching brief on the Grade II listed Folly Bridge, Arch 4, was commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council ahead of repairs. Three previously unknown walls were found within the fill of the bridge, constructed on the bridge vaults. No finds were recovered during the works, although the position of the walls suggests that they were related to the horse-tram system in use between 1887-1914.

January 2021:  Eggborough Power Station: Historic Building Record 2020 (OASIS ID: rictyler1-392247)
Conditional level 2/3 HBR of decommissioned 1960s coal-fired power station undertaken in advance of demolition for redevelopment of site. Textual description cross-referenced to present day photographs, historical drawing and other records.

January 2021:  Chesterton Farm Foul Water Pipeline, Hills Quarry Route, Siddington, Gloucestershire. Magnetometer Survey (OASIS ID: archaeol20-409203)
A geophysical survey, comprising detailed magnetometry, was carried out by Archaeological Surveys Ltd at the request of Cotswold Archaeology. The survey was undertaken along a 3.7km long corridor outlined for a new sewer pipe between Cirencester and the sewage treatment works near South Cerney.

January 2021:  Agricultural building consented for demolition at Chirwyn, Chyreen Lane, Quenchwell, Carnon Downs. Building Recording (OASIS ID: statemen1-408036)
In 2020, Statement Heritage carried out a Building Recording to Level 2-3 as defined by Historic England of a partly ruined single storey vernacular range at Chirwyn, near Carnon Downs, Cornwall. The farmhouse at Chirwyn is a non-designated building possibly of 17th or 18th century origin.

January 2021:  Kitchen Lift Keble College Parks Road Oxford: Watching Brief (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-366754)
In August 2016, Oxford Archaeology (OA) were commissioned by Keble College to undertake an archaeological watching brief during enabling works associated with the refurbishment of the college kitchens. The watching brief focussed on the excavation of a trench for a new lift pit in the SCR pantry.

January 2021:  House and Outbuildings at Old Bolsover Yard, Castle Street, Bolsover. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol5-408677)
In July 2020, Archaeological Research Services Ltd was commissioned to undertake a historic building recording of a flat, cafe, and outbuildings at Old Bolsover Yard, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire. The plot of land containing the site of Old Bolsover Yard, adjacent to Castle Street, has most likely supported a building facing onto Castle Street from the late medieval/ early post-medieval period as alluded to by historic mapping dating from the 17th century. It is extremely difficult to identify any surviving historic fabric of this date as the site has undergone considerable redevelopment in the 20th and 21st century.

January 2021:  Evesham Fire Station, Worcestershire: Site visit report (OASIS ID: Fieldsec1-243139; fieldsec1-401937)
Worcestershire Archaeology were asked to attend Evesham Fire Station, Abbey Road, Evesham (NGR SP 0331 4335; WSM 67622). following the reporting of a large animal trough being found on site. This appeared after moving site cabins and demolition of the existing brick boundary wall.

January 2021:  Roman and Late Antique Artefacts from Egypt: Understanding Society and Culture
This project aims to investigate social experience, social relations, and personalised or sentimental meanings in Roman and Late Antique Egypt through the study of the artefacts of daily life, centred on an examination of artefacts in the collection of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL. The data in this collection relates only to a particular part of the project, the investigation of sound-making objects through the construction of artefact replicas. The collection comprises 3D models of artefacts from the collection of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, specifically, sound-making objects (musical instruments) from the Roman, Late Antique and Islamic periods in Egypt, including bells, cymbals, rattles, clappers, a set of pan-pipes, and a set of double-pipes, together with sound recordings of the replica instruments that were made using the 3D model files.

January 2021:  Land north of Atherfield Road, Shirley, Southampton. Archaeological Evaluation (SOU1679)
The Archaeology Unit of Southampton City Council carried out an evaluation in January 2015. The site lies in an area of scattered prehistoric occupation and activity and four trenches were excavated to give a 14% sample of the area to be disturbed.

January 2021:  Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Mansel Road West, Millbrook, Southampton. Archaeological Evaluation (SOU1707)
The Archaeology Unit of Southampton City Council carried out an evaluation excavation in February and March 2016. The site lies in an area of prehistoric and later archaeology, and an archaeological evaluation was required as a condition of the planning permission.

January 2021:  117, 119, 121 and 123 Paynes Road, Freemantle, Southampton. Archaeological Building Recording (SOU1696)
The Archaeology Unit of Southampton City Council carried out a programme of archaeological building recording of three buildings prior to their demolition. The aim of the work was to understand the history of the structures and the changes that they had undergone, and if possible date them.

January 2021:  Peartree House, Peartree Road, Southampton. Archaeological Watching Brief (SOU1687)
The Archaeology Unit of Southampton City Council carried out a watching brief at Peartree House in 2016. Three features and two layers were dated to the post medieval/early modern periods. These consisted of part of the foundations of Peartree House; a layer that contained fragments of pottery and clay pipe dating from the middle of the 17th century to the early 18th century; a 17th century brick-and-limestone-built drain; and a 19th century brick-and-slate-built drain.

January 2021:  Avondale House, 33 Carlton Crescent, Southampton. Archaeological Recording (SOU1706)
The Archaeology Unit of Southampton City Council carried out recording work at Avondale House during refurbishment. The aim of the project was to make a record of elements of the building exposed by conversion to flats.