Buried under Bidford

Warwickshire County Council, 2009

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Christina Evans
Warwickshire HER
Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall
CV34 4RR
Tel: 1926 412734

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Warwickshire County Council (2009) Buried under Bidford [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000006

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Buried under Bidford was a Warwickshire County Council project supported by the English Heritage Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF).

The project was undertaken between May 2007 and March 2008 and was based in Bidford on Avon, a small village in south Warwickshire. The community of this village are affected by sand and gravel extraction and have strong views about the minerals planning process. It was felt that Historic Environment Record (HER) staff were ideally suited to interact with the community and help facilitate a discussion about the mineral planning process. An HER outreach programme was created to support this interaction and help the local communities in the area.

The outreach programme was designed to engage people and inspire them. Each element was targeted at a specific audience with a particular emphasise on the effect of past and future aggregate extraction within this community.

The digital archive

The digital archive currently contains the following resources:

Project Reports
  • Evans,C. 2008: Buried Under Bidford. Warwickshire County Council. Unpublished Report.Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund English Heritage Project No 5277

This report has been created following the designing and implementation of an Historic Environment Record (HER) outreach programme which engaged with communities from Bidford on Avon and the surrounding villages. The outreach programme was comprised of:

  • A public consultation exercise/Public debating exercise
  • Documentary research training sessions
  • Systematic fieldwalking, metal detecting and finds processing events
  • The creation of a community generated exhibition
  • The creation of an archaeologically themed 'comic'

The digital archive also comprises a range of outreach / publicity materials including the archaeologically themed 'comic'.

Non-digital Archive and Publications

In addition to the files contained within the digital archive the ALSF project also produced the following outputs:

Workshops for documentary research, fieldwalking, metal detecting, setting up fieldwalking grids and creating exhibition panels.

The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) do not hold any further information regarding these non-digital outputs, any queries should be directed to the depositor.