COLLECTIONS HISTORY 2020

Past years: 2019 2018 2017

Releases by month: January February March April May

Release list:

June 2020:  Greta View Barn, Bowes, Teesdale, Durham. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: vindomor1-349214)
Vindomora Solutions Ltd were commissioned to undertake a historic building recording at Greta View Barn. The barn had been built by the time the 1849 Tithe Plan was produced with a similar building arrangement to the current existing layout, with the main barn to the east and a smaller extension to the west. Overall, the barn is in a very poor state of repair, with the pre-20th century structure in the poorest state. The arched entrance in the southern wall is an excellent example of its type and the arrow-loop style embrasures lend character to the structure.

May 2020:  The Norfolk Archaeology Journal: Volumes 1-44
Volumes 1-44 of Norfolk Archaeology are now available via the ADS Library. First published by the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society in 1846, the journal contains papers on the history, antiquities and archaeology of Norfolk and the East Anglian region. Three additional monographs are also available.

May 2020:  Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society: volumes 85-87
Volumes 85-87 of the Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society are now freely available via the ADS Library.

May 2020:  Old Town Mill, Wadsworth, West Yorkshire: Building recording (OASIS ID: atelier11-381378)
A Level 3 building recording (Historic England) of the former worsted mill at Old Town, Wadsworth, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. The complex includes a range of typical industrial buildings related to worsted and cotton manufacture in the area dating from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. It is a good example of an integrated mill which developed over time and is listed for its significance.

May 2020:  The Charles Archive: A project to digitally preserve and make publicly accessible the practice archive of F W B and Mary Charles Chartered Architects
The Charles Archive contains an extensive collection of high resolution photographs, slides, plans and drawings, relating to buildings across Worcestershire, held within the practice archive of F.W.B. and Mary Charles. F.W.B. Charles (1912-2002) was an architect and nationally recognised expert on the conservation and repair of timber-framed buildings. Freddie and his wife, architect Mary Charles (1924-2005) set up in practice in 1962 and were amongst the first to face the challenges associated with timber-frame conservation. They were involved with the restoration of many important timber-framed buildings during their career including over 250 buildings in Worcestershire, many of them of national importance.

May 2020:  Travis Perkins, Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon. Desk-Based Assessment and Updated Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: southwes1-370966)
South West Archaeology Ltd. was commissioned to undertake historic building recording at Travis Perkins, Mayor's Avenue. The Travis Perkins depot is located on land that was reclaimed from the foreshore in stages, from the late medieval period. The depot contains five structures and a small yard; these buildings have always been warehouses, and in the 19th century there were shipyards operating from the site.

May 2020:  Chargrove Orchard, Land at Up Hatherley Way, Gloucestershire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-324896)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in September and October 2017 at Chargrove Orchard. A total of sixty trenches were excavated. In the north-west extent of the site, a ditch and pit potentially dating to the medieval period were identified. Both appeared to be heavily truncated and did not correlate with previously identified geophysical survey anomalies. Remnants of undated furrows were identified across the site.

May 2020:  Loxbrook Farm, Broadclyst, Devon. Building appraisal (OASIS ID: acarchae2-386752)
An historic building appraisal was undertaken to inform proposals for change of use of former agricultural buildings. The present farm was built in the mid 19th-century (between 1842 and 1888), and replaced an earlier farm on a different, nearby site.

April 2020:  Photographic and drawn record of pews removed from Bath Abbey nave (OASIS ID: cambrian1-367881)
This record has been made following a Faculty that gave Bath Abbey permission to remove the Victorian pews from the nave and dispose of them as part of the Abbey's Footprint development project. The work was undertaken to an agreed Written Scheme of Investigation and follows the guidelines for Level II recording.

April 2020:  Carr Lodge, Wakefield Road, Horbury, West Yorkshire. Historic Building Photographic Recording (OASIS ID: stephenh1-379627)
The grade II listed Carr Lodge is a brick-built mansion of the late 18th century, originally known as Sunroyd. The photographic recording work was carried out for the owner, to fulfil conditions of planning and listed building consent for the building’s conversion to apartments.

April 2020:  Bushey Flatt Farm, Stanhope, County Durham. Historic Building Survey (OASIS ID: allenarc1-381668)
Allen Archaeology Limited was commissioned to undertake a programme of historic building recording as a condition of planning consent for the alteration and extension of an existing farm building to form a dwelling, at Bushey Flatt Farm, Stanhope, County Durham. The survey has allowed for the buildings to be preserved by record prior to alteration.

April 2020:  Archaeological excavation and watching brief at St Mary's Church, Southampton, Hampshire (SOU1503)
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned to undertake an archaeological excavation and watching brief during works at St Mary’s Church, St Mary Street, Southampton. The works comprised the construction of a new car parking area and access ramp, trenching for new external lighting and CCTV surveillance, and drainage repairs around the perimeter of the church building.

April 2020:  Building recording at the former Police Building and Magistrates Courts, Civic Centre, Southampton (SOU1543)
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned to carry out a programme of historic building recording during re-development works at Southampton Civic Centre. The works focused on the conversion of the former Police Building and Magistrates Courts into the city’s Heritage Centre and new Sea City Museum.

April 2020:  Archaeological Evaluation at Land off Northcourt Lane, Abingdon-on-Thames (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-362486)
Evaluation was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology of a c. 0.35ha site located to the north of Northcourt Lane, Abingdon-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Two 25 x 1.8m trenches were excavated. Two ditches dating to the medieval period (AD 900-1250) were identified.

April 2020:  Archaeological Evaluation at Ambrosden Court Merton Road (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-287470)
In November 2015 13 trenches were excavated across a proposed housing development at Ambrosden Court, Merton Road, Ambrosden, Oxfordshire centred on SP 6018 1911. Evidence was found for agricultural activity of late medieval to post-medieval date across the site in the form of field drainage furrows, ditches and drains.

April 2020:  Archaeological Evaluation at 111 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-387598)
Oxford Archaeology was commissioned by Orion Heritage to undertake an archaeological evaluation at the site of a proposed retirement complex at 111 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The work was undertaken as a condition of planning permission. The evaluation was undertaken between the 1st and 2nd of June 2017 and comprised two 15m-long trenches. The trenches uncovered stone walls comprising part of a malthouse shown on the 1874 Ordnance Survey town map, as well as a smaller outbuilding. A further feature, possibly a ditch, had been backfilled with roof tile that probably derived from the demolition of a 15th-17th cneturay building, but no in situ evidence for such a structure was found.

April 2020:  1-3 Winton Square, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (OASIS ID: melmorri1-382829)
Nos. 1-3 Winton Square is a grade II listed building, first listed on 19th April 1972. It lies within Winton Square Conservation Area, designated in October 1972, and forms one side of the formal square designed by the North Staffordshire Railway Company as part of the development of Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station. The analysis discusses the historic context for the buildings, the changing plan form and the better-known residents.

April 2020:  Archaeological Excavations at Milken Lane, Ashover, Derbyshire (OASIS ID: archaeol5-341038 and archaeol5-321130)
Excavations were focused on an area of former lead mining activity. They revealed three back-filled mine shafts and their associated enclosure walls, along with the fragmentary remains of a small building, previously identified by archaeological trial trenching. Other features were also identified on the site and included a shallow burial pit, tree boles, and gullies.

April 2020:  Burgh Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire. Topographic Survey (OASIS ID: wessexar1-376158)
An archaeological topographic survey of ridge and furrow field systems located off Burgh Road, Skegness. The survey confirmed the existence of extant ridge and furrow earthwork features across the site and also identified several possible field boundaries.

April 2020:  Land at 77 Bristol Road, Quedgeley, Gloucester. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-342329)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October and November 2018 on land at 77 Bristol Road, Quedgeley, Gloucester. Two trenches were excavated. The evaluation has identified only limited archaeological remains within the site. Artefactual material was recovered from two deposits and the recovered material dates to the Roman and post-medieval periods.

April 2020:  Thirley Coates Farm, Harwood Dale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Building Recording (OASIS ID: northern1-341278)
Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd. (NAA) was commissioned by P & G Durbin Properties to undertake a phase of archaeological building recording at the Grade II listed Thirley Cotes Farm, Harwood Dale, North Yorkshire (NGR: SE 97591 95054). This was conducted as part of a mitigation programme associated with the conversion of the property to holiday accommodation (Planning Ref.: NYM/2019/0101/LB).

March 2020:  The Old George, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes: Building Recording (OASIS ID: cotswold2-383327)
The Historic Building Recording was undertaken to form a record of those parts of the building to be altered by proposed amendments to an existing development scheme for a two-storey rear extension to provide four new guest bedrooms and a new cellar at the existing public house with minor internal alterations and removal of two bay windows on the single storey rear extension.

March 2020:  Vernacular Architecture Group - Dendrochronology Database (Updated)
This resource consists of the tree-ring dates for over 4500 buildings in the United Kingdom, ranging from cathedrals to cottages and barns and is a Vernacular Architecture Group project. The database holds period, location and reference information for each record. It also includes some buildings that have been dated by high precision radiocarbon dating, and the names of buildings for which dating was attempted but not successful.

March 2020:  Bulmer Burial Space Survey
The external memorials of Bulmer graveyard were recorded as part of student training and for research into regional styles of monument in Yorkshire.

March 2020:  Welburn Burial Space Survey
The external memorials of Welburn graveyard were recorded as part of a student training and for research into regional styles of monument in Yorkshire.

March 2020:  Malew Churchyard Extension Burial Space Survey, Isle of Man
The external memorials of Malew 1895 Churchyard extension were recorded as part of student training with community involvement for research into the spatial development of the burial ground.

March 2020:  Malew Old Churchyard Burial Space Survey, Isle of Man
The external memorials of Malew Old Churchyard graveyard were recorded as part of student training with community involvement for research into the spatial development of the burial ground.

March 2020:  St Marks Burial Space Survey, Isle of Man
The external memorials of St Mark's Churchyard were recorded as a community involvement project for research into the spatial development of the burial ground.

March 2020:  Wellingborough Railway Station Goods Shed, Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: alanbaxt2-363020)
Recording of the Goods Shed at Wellingborough Railway Station was undertaken by Alan Baxter Ltd in July 2019. The investigation was commissioned by Network Rail following the approval of listed building consent for alterations to the canopies of the station and works to the Goods Shed in order to bring it into public use as part of platform 1. The investigation consists of a written and photographic record of this typical mid-Victorian railway goods shed. The goods shed has been identified by Historic England as one of the best preserved on the operational rail network and is listed at Grade II. In particular, it retains the internal wooden platform and its two goods cranes.

March 2020:  Wellingborough Railway Station Canopy, Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: alanbaxt2-363013)
Recording of the canopies at Wellingborough Railway Station was undertaken by Alan Baxter Ltd in July 2019. The investigation was commissioned by Network Rail following the approval of listed building consent for alterations to the canopies on platforms 1–3. Wellingborough Station opened in 1857 as part of the Midland Railway’s Leicester to Hitchin Line. It was designed by Charles Henry Driver in a simplified Gothic style. Attached to the main station building on Platform 1 is the original four-bay canopy of 1857, designed by C. H. Driver. This is the last example of this type of canopy to survive. Attached to the southern end are two bays added in 1883, of similar design but with detailed differences. There is a separate short canopy to the north added in 1936, with a flat roof and decorative timber valences.

March 2020:  Kettering Railway Station Canopy, Kettering, Northamptonshire. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: alanbaxt2-362969)
Recording of the canopies at Kettering Railway Station was undertaken by Alan Baxter Ltd in July 2019. The investigation was commissioned by Network Rail following the approval of listed building consent for alterations to the platform canopies. Kettering Station opened in 1857 as part of the Midland Railway's Leicester to Hitchin Line, now the main line to St Pancras. It was designed by Charles Henry Driver in a simplified Gothic style. The canopies on platforms 2, 3 and 4 date from 1879 and are constructed of multiple iron casting with elaborate pierced foliate brackets.

March 2020:  The Graeme Waterhouse Lithics Collection
The archive contains data on the Lithic collection of the late Cecil Woodward, an amateur and self-taught collector of prehistoric flints. Most of Woodward's flint collecting was done in the years immediately after the Second World War off the former river terraces of the River Aire at Charlestown, West Yorkshire. The relatively small but nevertheless valuable collection consists of 117 worked prehistoric flint lithics covering a range of mostly numbered typical tools from the Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age period. The area has since been built on, rendering any further archaeology difficult if not impossible

March 2020:  The Graeme Waterhouse Lithics Collection
The archive contains data on the lithic collection of Graeme Waterhouse. A collection of almost 5000 individual Mesolithic, Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age worked pieces was collected by Waterhouse on the stretches of moorland around Keighley, West Yorkshire, from moorland areas in the Peak District and from upland limestone areas of the Yorkshire Dales. Waterhouse’s work amounts to a considerable collection of prehistoric lithics, all carefully detailed and provenanced in a series of diaries kept by Waterhouse.

March 2020:  The David Heys Lithics Collection
The archive contains data on the Lithic collection of David Heys. The collection of 1849 pieces consists of a wide range of worked prehistoric tools, mostly flint, covering the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. Heys collected lithics from across the western and central North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, South Pennines and the Peak District.

March 2020:  The Robin Hardisty Lithics Collection
The archive contains data on the Lithic collection of Robin Hardisty. The collection consists of over 2000 individual Mesolithic, Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age worked pieces, almost entirely of flint, collected from stretches of moorland near the River Wharfe in West Yorkshire. Like many private lithics collections, nothing of Hardisty’s collection has ever been published. The intention is to bring it into and secure it for the archaeological record, which will enhance understanding of those areas in which the lithics were collected and which in turn should bring it to the attention of both the archaeological community and the wider public.

March 2020:  The Stuart Feather Lithics Collection
The archive contains data on the physical Lithic collection of Stuart Feather. Feather was an avid and long-term collector of prehistoric flint tools and waste, much of it from the local moors around Keighley, in particular on Oxenhope Moor, where he recognised several new Mesolithic sites or 'workshops'. Feather collected huge quantities of Mesolithic flint tools, flakes and waste off the Carrs south of Scarborough, including from around the famous Mesolithic site of Star Carr. He also made an impressive collection of Neolithic stone axe rough-outs from most of the major axe-factories in the British Isle: Langdale in Cumbria, Mynnyd Rhiw and Gareg Fawr in North Wales, and Tievebulliagh in North Ireland.

March 2020:  The Geoffrey and Margaret Appleyard Lithics Collection
The archive contains data on the 3500 pieces of worked flint collected between 1972 and 1995 by a husband-and-wife team, Geoff and Margaret Appleyard and their two daughters. The finds were collected from an area of around 30ha comprising of six adjoining fields on the fringe of the North York Moors. The collection consists of 2896 worked tools and fragments and 777 pieces of debitage, dating from the Early Mesolithic to the Bronze Age, a period stretching over 5000 years. The Mesolithic components of the collection are of particular interest, as the collecting area is located around 10km from the celebrated site of Star Carr and may well be casual losses from summer hunting grounds associated with the site.

March 2020:  The Becket Connection - Visualising Medieval Canterbury
The Becket Connection', an AHRC follow-on project, built upon the research and 3D visualisation development undertaken as part of the 2014-17 AHRC-funded project 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, Past and Present' (PEC).

March 2020:  Nexus 25, Taunton, Somerset: Evaluation and excavation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-376802)
In May 2019, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation of land covering Phases 1 and 2 of the proposed Nexus 25 development, Taunton, Somerset. A total of 10 trenches were excavated within the site. The evaluation recorded evidence for a late prehistoric/Roman field system, as well as localised evidence for Roman industrial activity and Roman demolition waste.

March 2020:  Holly Bush Farm, Derbyshire Dales: Watching brief (OASIS ID: thejesso1-320392)
In 2018, an archaeological watching brief maintained during works in the cellar of Holly Bush Farm, Pikehall, Derbyshire, centred on National Grid Reference SK 19304 59094. Holly Bush Farmhouse is a Grade II Listed (NHLE ref: 1109349) farmhouse of 18th century origin.

March 2020:  Archaeologia Aeliana - Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle - Updated
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.

February 2020:  Trelagossick farm buildings, Veryan, Cornwall. Building Recording (OASIS ID: nigeltho1-383552)
Proposals to convert disused farm buildings at Trelagossick, Veryan, Cornwall resulted in a Planning Condition requesting historic building recording in advance of development. The farm buildings form part of the curtilage of a Grade II listed farmhouse. The subject building range dates from the early 19th century.

February 2020:  Micklegate Bar, York: Building recording (OASIS ID: yorkarch1-312090)
Between the 5th July 2017 and the 12th July 2017 York Archaeological Trust conducted a building recording exercise at Micklegate Bar, York (SE 59754 51470). The work was undertaken for City of York Council prior to the renovation work on the third floor roof of the building. The work was based on a Written Scheme of Investigation produced by YAT.

February 2020:  Lartington Hall, Teesdale: Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeoe1-381400)
Watching brief and building recording during conservation works to an historic country house. Earliest identified parts of the house are dated to 1623 with significant Georgian and Victorian extensions. Lartington Hall lies at the east end of the small village of Lartington, Teesdale, now in County Durham, but until 1974 part of the historic County of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

February 2020:  Land south of Marshfield Close, Goonhavern, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall: Magnetometer Survey Report (OASIS ID: archaeol20-381763)
A detailed magnetometry survey was carried out over a small land parcel at Goonhavern in Cornwall. The results reveal the presence of anomalies associated with the underlying geology/subsoil in the south western corner of the site and also the remains of a former field boundary, removed in the 20th century.

February 2020:  Land at the Paddocks, Greenhill Road, Sandford, North Somerset: Evaluation and excavation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-376860)
In April 2019, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation of land at the Paddocks, Greenhill Road, Sandford, North Somerset. A total of 13 trenches were excavated within the site. The evaluation identified a sub-square Roman period enclosure and a small number of possibly associated features in the eastern half of the site.

February 2020:  Duttons for Buttons, York: Building recording (OASIS ID: yorkarch1-373460)
A level 2 building recording of external timbers that were exposed during work to improve and repair the facade. On 10th October 2019 York Archaeological Trust undertook a course of Building Recording at Duttons for Buttons, 32 Coppergate, York, YO1 9NR (NGR SE 60444 51728). The works involved a Level 2 recording of external timbers exposed during improving and repair of the facade.

February 2020:  Former Co-Operative Store/Beechville Foods Factory, Beechville, Edmondsley: Building Recording (OASIS ID: aagarcha1-276465)
AAG Archaeology were commissioned to undertake a Level 2 standing building recording (SBR) on the former Co-Operative Store/Beechville Foods factory on Beechville, Edmondsley, County Durham. The building was largely unremarkable, the facade was original but there was some question over whether the rest had been rebuilt. The ephemera, fixtures and fittings were all from the Beechville Foods phase (1972-1996).

February 2020:  Darlington Fire Station, Darlington: Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-382813)
This archive presents the results of an archaeological recording project conducted in advance of proposed demolition work at Darlington Fire Station, St Cuthbert's Way, Darlington which was erected in 1972. A photographic survey of the buildings has been carried out. The works were commissioned by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service and conducted by Archaeological Services Durham University.

February 2020:  A Guide to the Classification of Medieval Ceramic Forms
'A Guide to the Classification of Medieval Ceramic Forms' (Medieval Pottery Research Group Occasional Paper 1) was published in 1998 with grant funding from English Heritage. It provides a definition and nomenclature for ceramic forms made between the end of the Roman period and the beginning of intensive industrial pottery production in the 17th century. In 2019 grant funding from Historic England enabled MPRG to commission a project that has re-created the 'Guide' as an accessible on-line reference resource which is fully searchable, utilising interactive navigation and hyperlinks throughout the text.

February 2020:  Surrey Archaeological Collections - Updated
Surrey Archaeological Collections, the journal of the Surrey Archaeological Society, is being archived with the Archaeology Data Service. Contents and associated data have been added for Volume 102 (2019).

February 2020:  Research Reports of the Society of Antiquaries of London
The Society of Antiquaries of London has a long tradition of publishing scholarly research on the archaeological and historic resource in order to encourage knowledge and understanding of human history and development in its physical and cultural environments. Titles in this collection include volumes of the Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, which detail the reports of archaeological investigations.

February 2020:  Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland - Updated
Volume 146 (2016) now fully available along with selected Open Access articles from Volume 148 (2019).

February 2020:  Land at Scorer's Lane, Great Lumley: Excavation (OASIS ID: adarchae1-331908)
Strip and record prior to housing development in order to record a cluster of prehistoric pits located in an earlier trenching evaluation. The site consists of a cluster of prehistoric pits with areas of intense burning, situated between the pits and the line of a former stream.

February 2020:  Land off Mill Lane, Chinnor, Oxfordshire. Archaeological Excavation (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-354726)
Oxford Archaeology was commissioned by A2 Dominion to undertake a trench evaluation on the site of a proposed 78-unit housing development. Historically the site lay within the open fields of Chinnor Manor, in the immediate hinterland of the medieval and postmedieval village. There was considered to be potential for prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon burials in proximity to the road.

February 2020:  The former Radmore and Tucker site, Frog Street, Exeter: Archaeological Investigation
A programme of archaeological investigation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in November 2018, at the request of Create Construction, at the former Radmore and Tucker site, Frog Street, Exeter. An area of 90 square metres was excavated within the proposed development area. The excavation followed a programme of evaluation, which had identified structural features and the remains of furnaces across the site.

February 2020:  Arcot, Phase 1, Cramlington, Northumberland. Post-excavation Analysis. (OASIS ID: archaeol3-368584).
This archive presents the results of analysis of an archaeological excavation conducted for a development. A suite of radiocarbon dates and subsequent palaeo-environmental analysis was conducted to supplement earlier data. Definitive evidence for settlement on the site comprised two adjacent and contemporary pits, one probably an open hearth and the other a covered earth oven. Both were radiocarbon dated to the earlier Iron Age. A rectilinear settlement enclosed by a palisade was built on the site. Radiocarbon dating indicated that the settlement was occupied in the later 4th and the 3rd centuries BC, when it was abandoned. The area was used for agriculture from the medieval period onwards, with post medieval evidence for a track associated with a 19th century plantation identified, as well as a possible mine shaft.

February 2020:  Land north of Stafflands Farm, North Petherton, Somerset. Archaeological Evaluation. (OASIS ID: cotswold2-357005)
In February and March 2019, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation of land to the north of Stafflands Farm, North Petherton, Somerset. A total of five trenches were excavated within the site. The evaluation recorded a rectangular enclosure and a sub-circular enclosure or structure in the south-eastern part of the site. Associated dating evidence was limited, but was prehistoric in date. Also recorded at the site were two isolated undated postholes and an amorphous feature, potentially representing a hollow.

February 2020:  LIDL, Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire. Archaeological Excavation. (OASIS ID: cotswold2-379122)
An archaeological excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October and November 2018 on land adjacent to the existing Lidl store at Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire. Two separate excavation areas, together amounting to 2.377m2, were excavated across the development area. The earliest features comprised a quarry pit, five shallow ditches, and a circular pit that were identified in the north-western part of the site (Area 1). These were found in association with pottery of Late Roman date and charred plant remains. A ditch and two pits of medieval date were revealed in the south-eastern part of the site (Area 2). A stone-lined well of probable post-medieval date was also recorded in Area 2; and a large post-medieval quarry pit was identified in Area 1. Several undated pits and postholes were identified in both excavation areas. Modern truncation, probably associated with the construction of the existing store, was encountered across the site.

February 2020:  East Berkshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)
The East Berkshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) project, was funded by Historic England and undertaken by Berkshire Archaeology. The database and linked GIS form part of the Berkshire Archaeology Historic Environment Record, and the project report, which discusses the methodology used and presents the results and conclusions, is available for download. The project covers the unitary authorities of Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest, Slough and Wokingham, and was completed in 2019.

February 2020:  Plot 3, Jetting Street, Milltown, Ashover, Derbyshire. Historic Building Recording of Retaining Walls (OASIS ID: archaeol5-371921)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd. was commissioned to undertake a historic building recording of the heritage structures in the retaining walls at Plot 3, Jetting Street. Four main phases of construction have been identified at the site. The first relates to the survival of a limekiln archway of later 19th century date. In the second phase, the site formed the location of the loading facility for Miltown Quarry, which operated between the late 19th century and the 1930s.

February 2020:  Ivy Cottage, Calton, Staffordshire. Archaeological Watching Brief and Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol5-327558)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd. was commissioned to undertake archaeological works at Ivy Cottage. The works included a watching brief of works to the exterior and interior of the house and a historic building recording. The cottage is a Grade II listed traditional, vernacular Staffordshire Moorlands cottage and has multiple phases of development with the oldest dating to the 17th century.

January 2020:  Starcross 2; Underground Reservoirs at Starcross Pumping House: Survey (OASIS ID: wessexar1-329489)
Historic building, ground penetrating radar and laser scan survey of structure unexpectedly discovered during groundworks. Structure turned out to be an underground reservoir related to a Grade 1 Listed Building - Starcross Pumping House which was part of the South Devon Railway (SDR) constructed in the mid-1880s by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

January 2020:  Land off Anglesea Road, Shirley, Southampton: Evaluation and excavation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-381353)
An archaeological evaluation and watching brief was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October to December 2017 and February 2019 at Land off Anglesea Road, Shirley, Southampton. Three trenches were excavated within the first phase.

January 2020:  Blackmore Farm Mill Building, Cannington, Somerset: Building Recording(OASIS ID: cotswold2-376778)
In September 2018, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation on the site of a former mill building at Blackmore Farm, Cannington, Somerset. The evaluation recorded five walls that were aligned with historic mapping of the edges of the former mill building. This was overlain by deposits of demolition material and later landscaping.

January 2020:  Radiocarbon dating and isotope analysis on the purported Aurignacian skeletal remains from Fontana Nuova (Ragusa, Italy)
ZooMS peptide mass fingerprinting conducted on eight faunal remains from Fontana Nuova (Regusa, Italy), in order to obtain species identification. This was done to verify the previous zooarchaeological assessment. The work will be described in detail a forthcoming article. The collection comprises the raw files obtained from MALDI-TOF-MS conducted on eight faunal remains.

January 2020:  Extensive Urban Survey - Peterborough
The project aimed to enhance the HER for the historic core of Peterborough and produce an Assessment Report. This included a synthetic analysis of the urban core of Peterborough that will form the basis for future plans for the conservation of the historic environment within sustainable development, and urban regeneration. Finally, it would provide a research resource for students, academics, local interest groups and members of the general public.

January 2020:  Domesday Shires and Hundreds of England
When the Normans arrived in England in AD 1066 they found a kingdom divided into a distinctive and complicated administrative geography. In compiling Domesday Book, the great survey of holdings and liabilities over much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086, the assessors grouped information firstly into 'shires'—districts that are in many cases the precursors of modern counties—and then into smaller divisions such as hundreds, wapentakes, and vills (estates), with additional groupings such as multiple hundreds and regional ealdormanries also discernible in the source. This archive contains digitised shapefiles of the administrative boundaries as they are believed to have existed in 1086.

January 2020:  Holy Trinity Church, Edale, Derbyshire. Historic building recording (OASIS ID: wessexar1-362014)
Wessex Archaeology has been commissioned by Edale Parish Church to produce a historic building record relating to the proposed construction of a single-storey toilet extension adjacent to the South Porch. The historic building recording has established that the Holy Trinity Church was built in 1885 as designed by architect William Dawes, Manchester. The primary construction included the South Porch. The tower and spire were completed four years later but formed part of the original design. This church was the third to be built in Edale. The first chapel was built in 1633 and the chapel was later rebuilt on the same site in 1812.

January 2020:  Glebe Farm Magna Park, Lutterworth South. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: headland3-368670)
The proposed development is located to the south of the A4303 Coventry Road, east of the A5, and to the west of the town of Lutterworth in Leicestershire. Glebe Farm itself is located in the north-east of the development area. The farmhouse is of a style typical of the 19th century, with few surviving external features. The farmhouse consists of an ‘L-plan’ arrangement with the frontage facing east. This frontage forms a three-storey, three-bay, gable ended structure. To the rear of this is a projecting three storey gabled block.

January 2020:  Fagley and Radfield Quarries, Fagley Lane, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Survey of Crane, Crane Bases, the quarry buildings, equipment, working areas and tips prior to a residential development at Fagley Quarry and Radfield Quarry, Fagley Lane, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire. As the earlier of the two quarries, Fagley Quarry, is designated as a Class III non-designated Heritage Asset; noted as a site of regional archaeological interest, owing to its production of dimension stone products since the mid-nineteenth century.

January 2020:  Former Moorfield Greyhound Stadium, Easington, County Durham: archaeological building recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-369671)
This archive presents the results of an archaeological recording project conducted in advance of demolition work at the former Moorfield Stadium, Easington, County Durham. The greyhound track, originally called the Moorfield Stadium, opened in 1934. In the 1960s and 1970s the Easington site included 70 kennels and had a licenced and a tea bar; races were held on Thursday and Saturday evenings. The main annual events were the Moorfield Challenge Trophy and the Bank Holiday Stakes. The track was finally closed in 2017.

January 2020:  Buildings at East Field House, Mickleton, County Durham: archaeological building recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-371646)
This archive presents the results of an archaeological recording project conducted in advance of works at East Field House, Mickleton, Co Durham. A photographic survey of four disused farm buildings has been carried out. The buildings at East Field House are typical of their area and date. They were probably built in the later 18th century and have been significantly altered since then. Buildings 1 and 2 were cow houses and feed stores and the smaller building 4 may originally have served the same purpose.

January 2020:  Archaeological Excavation at Nos. 77-81, Sidney Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (OASIS ID: archaeol5-308139)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd.(ARS Ltd) was commissioned by Elmsdale Estates Ltd to carry out a multi-phase programme of archaeological works on land at Nos. 77-81 Sidney Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (NGR SK 35416 86575). The works included a strip, map and sample excavation, as well as evaluation trenching. Excavations revealed the remains of workers housing, as well as structural elements of buildings which pre-date the construction of Sidney Street. Stone built and brick built structures, relating to the earliest phases of industrial activity on the site, were also examined and the presence of buried subsoils, unusual in the urban context of Sheffield, was also confirmed.

January 2020:  Land at Oak Lane, Bredon, Worcestershire. Excavation
An archaeological excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October and November 2016 at Land at Oak Lane, Bredon, Worcestershire. The excavation was targeted on Roman features identified during a preceding evaluation. Enclosures, a well and a possible structure were found, all dateable to the Early to Mid Roman period.

January 2020:  Low Shipley Farm, Eggleston, County Durham: Archaeological Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-259208)
This archive describes recording work (Level1/2) carried out in connection with a planning application for the conversion and extension of a barn to a cottage at Low Shipley Farm, Eggleston.

January 2020:  Building Survey at Building 2, Struthers Farm, Edmundbyers, County Durham (OASIS ID: archaeol3-253085)
A Level 2 building survey was conducted of a derelict barn on the north-east edge of the village of Edmundbyers, County Durham. It comprised a two bay, two storey field barn with an incorporated lean to and an external staircase on the north-west elevation.

January 2020:  Dinting Vale Business Park, Dinting, Glossop, Derbyshire: Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol5-374296)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd was commissioned in October 2019 by Amdec Industrial Products Ltd to undertake a historic building recording of the heritage structures at Dinting Vale Business Park, Dinting, Glossop, Derbyshire. The historic building recording was undertaken to discharge conditions 3-5 of the planning permission (Application Ref. No. HPK/2017/0693) prior to renovation and construction of office space and car parking.

January 2020:  Snitterton Hall Farm, Darley Dale, Derbyshire: Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: archaeol5-371854)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd was commissioned in 2019 by Fisher German LLP to undertake a historic building recording, to Historic England's Level 2 standard, of two traditional farm buildings at Snitterton Hall Farm, Snitterton, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2JG to discharge condition 3 of both the planning permission and Listed Building Consent (Application Ref. Nos. NP/DDD/1217/1256 and NP/DDD/1217/1257 respectively) prior to the conversion of the two buildings into a dwelling house, office and light industrial use, along with the provision of car parking.

January 2020:  Coventry City Centre, Coventry. Historic Area Assessment (OASIS ID: englishh2-381958)
Locus Consulting were commissioned by Historic England to undertake a Historic Area Assessment of Coventry City Centre. A photographic archive was produced of places and structures relevant to the City of Coventry's history. A report outlines the City's heritage and the distinctive character of the city centre's historic townscape, encompassing the legacies of Coventry's history as a major medieval town, a booming industrial powerhouse, a centre of innovation in post-war redevelopment and as a city of rich cultural heritage.

January 2020:  Land at The Racecourse, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Geophysical Survey (OASIS ID: archaeol11-378704)
A geophysical survey was undertaken on approximately 1.1 hectares of land at Towcester Racecourse. Agricultural activity in the form of historic ploughing trends are evident across the site. A range of geological responses correlating to the site topography were also detected and other magnetic responses include service pipes and magnetic disturbance. Based on the results of the geophysical survey, the archaeological potential is considered to be low.

January 2020:  The Prittlewell princely burial: excavations at Priory Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, Essex 2003
In 2003 MOLA archaeologists carried out an evaluation of a site in Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, known to be the location of Roman burials and an early Anglo-Saxon cemetery, and discovered an intact Anglo-Saxon princely burial along with up to three further Anglo-Saxon inhumations, and limited evidence of prehistoric and Roman occupation. The princely burial is a find of international significance - the richest and most important Anglo-Saxon burial found since the 1939 discovery of the great ship burial at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, and the best-preserved and only such burial to be excavated to the most exacting modern standards.

January 2020:  Former Stanley Potteries, Newport Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent: Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: oxfordar2-376305)
Oxford Archaeology (OA) North was commissioned by Seddon Construction Ltd to undertake an archaeological evaluation of the site of a proposed residential development on the site of the former Stanley Potteries, Newport Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent (NGR SJ 86335 49455). The work was undertaken as a requirement of the Stoke-on-Trent City Council (SOTCC) Archaeologist, as advisor to the Local Planning Authority, in response to the submission of a Planning Application (planning ref: SOT/63494/DTS).

January 2020:  Beorma Quarter, Digbeth, Birmingham. Historic Building Recording. (OASIS ID: headland3-370985)
This report represents the findings of the Historic Building Recording fieldwork. Building recording was undertaken on the former Music hall, public house and flats and Buildings 135-140, former retail, residential and commercial premises on Digbeth High Street. The investigation produced a written, drawn and photographic record of the interior and exterior of the buildings. The former music hall was found to have been heavily restructured and rebuilt with little survival of the original fabric of the building and no original surviving internal architectural features.

January 2020:  Nethercote, Great Wolford, Warwickshire. Archaeological Evaluation. (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-374846)
Oxford Archaeology carried out a four-trench evaluation on the proposed site of a sewage treatment works extension for Severn Trent PLC. The evaluation did not reveal any archaeological deposits other than ploughed out ridge and furrow cultivation of probable late medieval date on land belonging to the deserted village of Nethercote. No finds were recovered.

January 2020:  Land at Middle Hill, Chalford, Gloucestershire: Magnetometer Survey Report (OASIS ID: archaeol20-369553)
Detailed magnetometry was carried out over a 1.4ha parcel of land at Middle Hill, Chalford in Gloucestershire. The north eastern part of the field has been outlined for a potential residential development covering 0.8ha. The results indicate the presence of a possible former track or footpath extending through the south eastern corner of the site.

January 2020:  Stirling Castle Archive Assessment
The Stirling Castle was a 70-gun 3rd-rate ship-of-the-line, built in Deptford in 1679, rebuilt at Chatham in 1699 and lost on the Goodwin Sands during the Great Storm of 1703. The ship is highly significant from an historical perspective because it was launched as part of the Thirty Ships building programme overseen by Samuel Pepys and Charles II.

January 2020:  Building at Friar Cote Farm, Staindrop, County Durham: archaeological building recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-302218)
Level 2 survey of a 19th-century agricultural building attached to a Grade II listed farm house, The building was used as an open shed with a smithy, later converted to a wash house. The smithy hearth is dated 1881 and the washing copper 1932.

January 2020:  Buildings at Whitehouse Farm, Bearpark, County Durham: archaeological building recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-289351)
Examination and photographic recording of four buildings. Whitehouse Farm was part of Durham Priory's manor of Beaurepaire. The oldest surviving building, the farmhouse, was probably built around 1614. The others are a cart shed / granary, a threshing barn and a cow house. The old house is reduced to a shell.

January 2020:  Church of St John the Evangelist, Rookhope, County Durham: archaeological building recording (OASIS ID: archaeol3-332854)
Level 2 survey of a 1905 parish church, in advance of residential conversion. The church was designed by W Caroe for the Ecclesiatical Commission.

January 2020:  Field barn at Stoop Hill, Greenrigg Lane, Mickleton, County Durham: archaeological building recording (archaeol3-277508)
Photographic survey of a field barn before proposed residential conversion.

January 2020:  Whatstandwell Canal Retaining Wall: Archaeological supervision and recording (OASIS ID: archaeol5-331656)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd (ARS Ltd) was commissioned by Greenford Ltd working on behalf of Derbyshire County Council to undertake a targeted programme of archaeological supervision and recording during the re-building of the collapsed retaining wall at Bridge 13 on the Cromford Canal at Whatstandwell, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5HE.

January 2020:  Land North of Gloucester Road, Tutshill, Gloucestershire. Archaeological Excavation.
An archaeological excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in January 2018 at the request of Bellway Homes Ltd (Wales) and their archaeological consultant, CgMs Heritage, on land north of Gloucester Road, Tutshill, in the parish of Tidenham, Gloucestershire. These works were the final part of phased investigation of the site that followed on from an archaeological evaluation. The excavation identified a small number of features of principally prehistoric, Late Saxon and medieval date. The earliest find was the truncated and disturbed remains of an Early Bronze Age crouched inhumation burial of an adult male in a possible stone lined cist. Residual finds including a worked flint, and a small quantity of Iron Age and Roman pottery hint at other activity on or near the site. However, the only features that could be dated with any confidence are of late Saxon/medieval and post-medieval date that collectively represent dispersed and small-scale settlement activity and land division associated with rural settlement.

January 2020:  Bedford Lodge, Bishop Auckland, County Durham: archaeological assessment and building recording (archaeol3-279850)
Photographic survey and assessment of a listed villa built in the 1840s for a mine agent working for the Darlington firm of Pease and Partners. The building has been abandoned for a long time and extensively vandalised. Little of significance remains.

January 2020:  North-West Crewe Package, Crewe, Cheshire: Geophysical Survey (OASIS ID: headland5-330139)
Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd undertook a geophysical (magnetometer) survey, covering approximately 12 hectares, on the north-western periphery of Crewe, East Cheshire. The survey encompasses the corridor for the construction of 3.3 km of proposed new highways which will extend north and south of Leighton Hospital and also link east and west with A530 Middlewich Road and Minshull New Road. The corridor is located within a landscape of moderate archaeological potential with Roman, post-medieval and modern activity in the immediate vicinity, although there are no known heritage assets within the corridor itself. No anomalies of definite archaeological potential have been identified by the geophysical survey with the majority of the anomalies being of modern, agricultural or geological origin.

January 2020:  Whitehorse Cist, Dartmoor Forest, Devon: Excavation (OASIS ID: cornwall2-107036)
The project was for the targeted excavation and recording of the Whitehorse cist on Dartmoor (SX 6172 8547). This project comprised the excavation of a cist on Dartmoor which was eroding out of a natural peat mound. The cist was found to contain an exceptional variety of artefacts which were micro-excavated under laboratory conditions. This was followed by the analysis of a wide range of organic artefacts, many of which were rare or previously unknown in a British Bronze Age context.

January 2020:  Land at Boulton Moor, east of Chellaston Lane (Phases 3 and 4), Derby: Evaluation and Excavation
Oxford Archaeology (OA) evaluated a site at Boulton Moor (NGR 440025 331550) by trenching in 2017 and excavated two areas, A and B, in 2018 in advance of housing development by Persimmon Homes.

January 2020:  Land adjacent to Glebe Farm, Coventry Road, Lutterworth: Archaeological monitoring of boreholes (OASIS ID: headland3-369514)
Archaeological borehole monitoring was undertaken by Headland Archaeology on land adjacent to Glebe Farm, Coventry Road, Lutterworth. Evidence suggesting an earlier route for the watercourse slightly to the south of its current position to the west of the boreholing area were produced along with the suggestion that intermittent and conjoining water sources contributed to deposit a sequence of alluvial deposits at the west end of the works area. No deposits or materials suitable to aid in paleoenvironmental reconstruction were evident.

January 2020:  Land adjacent to A5, Lutterworth, Leicestershire: Archaeological evaluation (OASIS ID: headland3-366701)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Headland Archaeology, on Land to the east of the A5, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The evaluation identified agricultural use of the land in the form of extensive post-medieval ridge and furrow field system remains, undated field boundary and drainage ditches and a former hedge-line field boundary. Alluvial deposits and the course of a paleochannel were also identified, probably associated with a former course of the Padge Hall Brook.

January 2020:  Ferrybridge 'C' Power Station, Knottingley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Building Recording of Barge Unloader and Coal Handling Plant (OASIS ID: aecom1-343928)
AECOM conducted a Level 2 Building Recording and drone survey of the barge unloader and coal handling facilities at Ferrybridge 'C' power station. The site is located on the River Aire, near Knottingley in West Yorkshire. Ferrybridge ‘C’ is the third iteration of the power station on this site and is one of three coal-fired power stations built in this area, the other two being Eggborough and Drax. The buildings within the power station, including the barge unloader, were assessed for designation in October 2015 when it was announced that the power station was due to close.

January 2020:  Land adjacent to Glebe Farm Lutterworth: Evaluation (OASIS ID: headland3-366001)
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Headland Archaeology, at Land adjacent to Glebe Farm, Coventry Road, Lutterworth. The evaluation identified a series of undated ditches representing potential phases of drainage and agricultural land use. Post-medieval ridge and furrow was indicative evidence of two separate field systems. Post-holes, of more recent date suggested former fence lines. No dateable artefactual material was recovered.

January 2020:  The Toll House, Folly Bridge: Historic Building Recording
A Level 2 Historic Building Record was produced in October 2019 in order to discharge condition 6 of listed building consent 18/03326/LBC. The former Toll House dates from 1844 and has recently been in use as a shop.

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