A short tour of some of our interesting projects, both archaeological and heritage, over the last 25 years.
DBA and HA, Reading St, Broadstairs
Photo 1: view looking ESE within the Conservation Area of Reading Street
Photo 2: view looking SE towards the historic core of Reading Street, with the spire of St Andrew’s Church
Photo 3: view NW along Reading Street towards two Grade II listed buildings
DBA, Harold Place, Hastings
Photo 1: view looking W from Pelham Street, overlooked by the Queens Hotel
Photo 2: view looking S where Harold Place, Havelock Road, Station Road, Queen’s Road, Wellington Place and Robertson Street converge
Photo 3: view looking W from Hastings Castle across the western portion of Hastings Town Centre
Standing Building Recording, Long Eaton (Derbyshire)
Photo 1: view looking towards the western wing of the former stables within the curtilage of the Grade II listed town hall
Photo 2: external view of the north-facing elevation of the central range
Photo 3: roof trusses within the west wing
Photo 1: view towards Lambert House at the crossroads with Talbot Street and Clarendon Street
Photo 2: view towards main street frontage of Stanley House, formerly Lambert’s factory built in 1863
Photo 3: view towards Nottingham General Cemetery gatehouse and flanking almhouses (Grade II listed)
Heritage Assessment, Crewe
Photo 1: entrance to the former swimming baths of late 1930s date
Photo 2: foyer with decorative tiled floor and kiosk
Photo 3: view from Valley Park showing the south facing elevation of the baths
Archaeological Observation, Oxfordshire
Photo 1: whittle tang knife in-situ in the pelvic area
Photo 2: iron object, possibly a blade and tang
Photo 3: iron sword.
Heritage Assessment, Bristol
Photo 1: view from the quayside towards Clifton Wood Slopes
Photo 2: view towards the Floating Harbour and Underfall Yard
Photo 3: view along the west portion of Royal York Crescent
Photo 4: view looking west towards the Grade II listed Cabot Tower
Photo 5: view from the viewing platform of the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Archaeological Excavation, Silvertown, London
Photo 1. Preserved wood from waterlogged deposit next to the Thames taken for analysis to see if it related to a prehistoric trackway found in the vicinity. In house investigations concluded this wasn’t worked wood and most likely the result of flooding and natural deposition.
Archaeological programme of work, Somerset
Photo 1: stone structure
Photo 2: view SW from rear of 15th-18th century building
Photo 3: boundary stone
Photo 4: worked masonry showing evidence of tooling
Photo 5: glass bottle base with cartouche
Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Hampstead
Photo 1: Kenwood House
Photo 2: view from the south terrace
Photo 3: looking NW towards Kenwood House
Photo 1: works in progress
Photo 2: Co-operative building from 1900
Photo 3: general shot of site
Archaeological Programme of Work, Project Pilgrim, Gloucester Cathedral
Photo 1: Momento Mori made from bone probably a terminal bead for a late Mediaeval rosary
Photo 2: Post – Mediaeval leg prosthesis to hold a wooden leg to the remaining stump of an amputee
Photo 3: worked bone
Photo 4: Cu coin
Photo 5: cold day on site
Standing Building Recording, Yorkshire
Photo 1. external shot of farmhouse.
Photo 2: oblique shot of farmhouse
Photo 3: roof timbers completing a full photographic and written survey of an historic building.
Archaeological Observation, Glastonbury
Photo 1: pipeline photo ‘the Long and Winding (pipeline) Road..
Archaeological Field Evaluation, Lincolnshire
Photo 1: football pitch looking towards Stamford town. They think its all over, it is now!
Photo 2: iconic signage
Statement of Significance, Cornwall
Photo 1: school days 1890’s style
Photo 2: external shot of school buildings
Archaeological Standing Building Recording Survey, Berkshire
Photo 1: C19th railway bridge over a canalised section of the River Kennet, interestingly known as ‘Skinners Lock’ but there has never been a lock on this area of the canal.
Archaeological Excavation, Winchester
Photo 1: one of the many wells on site
Photo 2: section in progress
Photo 3: oyster shells
Archaeological Standing Building Recording, Southampton
Photo 1: external shot of The Lodge
Photo 2: Internal shot of the Lodge
Archaeological Mitigation Excavation, Basingstoke
Photo 1: Bronze Age Vessel in-situ mid-excavation
Archaeological Field Evaluation, Sidcup
Photos 1 and 2: showing thegeological process of solifluction; the deposits left behind after the movement of soils through periods of glaciation and thaw in the geological past.
Limited Depth Excavation, Brecon
Photos 1 and 2: base of the medieval town walls including a dungeon or ‘Oubliette’, a place where people would literally be ‘forgotten’.
Archaeological Excavation and Evaluation, Ross on Wye
Photo 1: a ‘ritual’ horse burial
Photo 2: an extremely unusualsquare structure with a circular inner chamber purpose unknown of Romano-British date
Archaeological Field Evaluation, Hertfordshire
Photo 1: a post excavation shot of one of 53 pre-pile pits excavated in preparation of building works
Archaeological Evaluation, Herefordshire
Photo 1: spot the ball! competition just got a bit serious (trench opening).
Photo 2: possible Neolithic pit beneath the goalposts! Sometimes we can only infer the date of a feature. The pits uncovered in this evaluation were structurally and stratigraphically similar to some discovered 20m south of the site during earlier archaeological investigation. That site had material dating to the Neolithic/ Bronze Age within the feature.
Photo 1: a ghostly image of Roman fine dining
Photo 2: gold?’ at the end of the rainbow
Photo 3: reburial service at local church with due reverence for our ancestors. This site produced evidence for cremation and inhumation burials together with domestic occupation from C2nd to the C7thAD
Drone Survey, Basingstoke
Significant archaeology was identified in a portion of the site and it was determined that further excavation needed to take place in order to fully record the assets of interest.
Photo 1: Brass buttons depicting the King’s crown on the obverse and manufacturers stamp on the reverse
Photo 2: Copper buttons (obverse)
Photo 3: Possible fragment of Roman Tegula (unstratified topsoil context)
Photo 4: Drystone Ragstone Wall