As always during setting up lots of hanging about, odds and ends of
equipment forgotten, more hanging about, lots of introductory chat then
finally at 10.05 work begins... coffee break at 10.30! Really an
excellent crew, plenty of people on board so we just stormed the
removal of the turf, such as it was, and topsoil. In the meantime Peter
had been checking the area over with his metal detector and came up with
a rather nice late medieval copper alloy strap end. No other great
finds during the removal of the topsoil but I was very taken with the
fake plastic fingertip and nail which may have been lost during the
course of Halloween revels in 1983! By the end of the day we had two
trenches started, the topsoil removed and interesting things starting
to appear, ready for ...day two.
So here we are at the start of it all, spades to hand, topsoil going
and a little later on. trowels in hand cleaning down to the next layer.
This enabled us to pick up the darker fill of the ditch which had to go
whilst in the B trench, no disrespect intended, Peter got on with the
... and by the end of the day base camp established, two trenches started, we are on our way.
Once most of the topsoil was out of the way we got down to the tricky
business of defining what was bank, what was ditch and what was just
field, Difficult because we are looking at quite subtle shifts in the
colour and texture of soil - it's not like finding a wall where you dig
until you hit stones then stop. Even so we made good progress and in
both trenches potentially identified the uppermost layer of ditch
silting which seemed to include significant quantities of the local
ironstone rubble or JAFR as it is known in the trade. On further
examination even the topsoil we had removed contained a fair selection
of pottery from pretty well every century from the 10th. to the 20th.!
One especially interesting find was a possible fragment of what may
initially looked like a fragment of a glass Saxon claw beaker, picture
below, as it turned out after a good wash it turned out to be a rather
nice piece of glazed pottery, possibly from the well known potteries at
Brill. Congratulations to Sarah and Alex who
completed the rather tedious task of gathering data for our contour map
of the site.
An early start for a Sunday and accompanied by church bells! On the
long section (Trench A) we tidied up the top of the bank ready for
photography whilst at the same time examining an interesting dark, not
to say softish, patch behind the bank which may turn into a ditch. Down
below the exact limits of the bank and the edges of the lower ditch
proved hard to define, however in the course of starting to clear silts
we came upon a very fine buckle, probably from a shoe and ornamented -
to my eye - with winged cherubs' heads. A massive effort went into
taking the levels down at the west end of the trench, special thanks to
Ruyton for helping supervise the work.
In trench B we again struggled to define the exact edge of the ditch
but made some progress before another photo opportunity and then more
silt removal. At the other end of the trench we extended it by two
metres to the south and then one metre to the east to examine a spread
of rubble which may be rubbish... or may not.
Finally Peter set out the two trenches on the manor house site designed
to assess the amount of archaeology surviving and its depth below the
surface and most particularly what if any effect the annual bonfire has
had on the remains, more to do tomorrow.
Several new faces as the new week began plus some of what I'm
beginning to regard as stalwarts joined us for a very busy Monday. On
the long trench A attention was given ( from east to west) to cleaning
the surface of the clayey subsoil (004) digging out more of the fill of
the 'behind the rampart' ditch (007), sorting out the interface between
the bank (005) and the ditch fill (002), examining the clay subsoil
beyond it and plunging down to a slightly lower deposit amply stocked
with stones (008) some of which may have formed part of a post pit.
Meanwhile on Trench B great efforts in removing ditch silts and coming
up with a tiny copper alloy buckle plus useful pottery for dating
purposes. The extension was extended to take a look at the scatter of
stones: fill of pit or foundation for hut? Still not sure.
Last but not least over on the mound the excavation of a metre square
test pit below the heart of the annual conflagration uncovered some
fascinating clay plugs identified as former parts of fireworks whilst
the trench taking in the perimeter of the fire and the edge of a raised
building platform uncovered stones.
We were pleased to welcome Liz M. on a visit who dropped in to take a
look at the digging, she suggested we 'had everything under control'.
Well I'm not sure about that but we have made excellent progress with
one more day to go before our two day lay off.
A lonely couple on the east end of trench
An overview with trench B in the background.
Peter's crew on the mound with stone and ash.
Trench B close to the start of the day, rubble to uncover, and close to the end of the day, ditch to define.
As we came to the last day of the first five day period it seemed
like a good time to take stock, particularly after yesterday's
conversations with Liz. As far as the evaluation of the main site is
concerned we have got on really well and in some ways I suspect there
is not too much more to do. There are still issues with trench A
regarding the presence or absence of a ditch to the west of the bank
but as far as the ground further west is concerned there are no signs
of occupation simply the occasional random spread of rubble but not the
kind of density of finds or layers characteristic of intense use or
habitation.The situation is similar in trench B except here the ditch
was well defined but the rubble spread equally random, although it is
so easy to se potential patterns. What is the case however is that
there are still extensive areas where we have yet to reach natural so
we will continue to delve downwards but most probably in test pits in
selected areas. We also need to partially section the bank itself to
see if there are any buried former ground surfaces preserved beneath it/
Over on the manor mound the metre square right at the centre of the
bonfire site has turned out to be a fascinating exercise in the
archaeology of the twentieth century and the science of heat impacting
on soil, I'm looking forward to writing it up. The trench cutting into
the mound to the east proved to be packed full of building rubble. I'm
minded to extend it, probably turning through a right angle and heading
off to the north. As I have loads of recording to do back in trenches A
and B this will give our volunteers something really interesting to get
their teeth into for the next session.
A great job cleaning round the rubble revealing it to be... just
Meanwhile the first test pit
goes in looking for proper ditch silts.
The famous firework pit at the start and the end of the day, a remarkable piece of archaeology and thanks to Brian.
The rubble in trench C may turn out to be a little more significant.
After a two day lay off (well we were on another job at Chastleton)
work began in earnest on the mound by extending the main trench in not
one but two directions, impressive eh? And at the end of it all massive
quantities of rubble waiting to be drawn (thanks Geoff ) and then
lifted. Back at the original site massive quantities of dirt shifted in
search of undisturbed natural, anyway the possible positions of the
ditches has become clearer and it s does indeed look as if we have a
series of ditches, well three so far! Meanwhile loads of drawing and
recording to do here. All was going so well when around 3.00 p.m. the
heaven's opened... rain stops play.
The decision to take a day off on the Sunday in order to let the rain
sweep by was the right one so it was on the August Bank Holiday Monday
that we reconvened for a further day of digging. The gazebo had
remained standing... just but the trenches on the burial ground site
were slightly water-logged so we opted to concentrate all our efforts
on clearing rubble on the the mound. This was hard work but by lunch
time it was starting pay off as a definite wall line started to emerge
in the northern extension to the trench. Not a great length exposed so
my best guess was that we were looking at a section cut across the wall
at a point where there may have been a gap or more specifically a
doorway. We also took the opportunity to expose more of the first
wall uncovered and examine a pile of rubble and mortar along the south
side of the trench. All in all plenty of structures placing us very
close to achieving all our original objectives.
A first look at the line of the lower wall, possibly medieval plus a second look at the upper wall, probably post-medieval.
Well the party's almost over, the penultimate day saw us finishing off
on the tail ends of assorted trenches, removing rubble and in the case
of the eastward extension finding another, albeit rather weedy, wall.
We were delighted to welcome Liz back for a final view of and
discussion about the site plus thanks to Verna who joined us to take
posh close up photos of all the best stonework. After lunch we migrated
back to the burial ground site for a final clean up and a last look at
the natural underlying clays. Special thanks to two volunteers from
Australia - really, who came to help us out. The key moment of the day,
apart from taking the gazebo down, was when Sarah, on her last day,
found a tiny medieval silver coin, more of this to follow once we have
the full analysis.
HERE IS HOW IT ALL STARTED:
In 2018 we were again contacted by members of the Chacombe community to undertake a major piece of archaeological evaluation in
Berry Close. The background is summed up in the text of the WSI
(Written Scheme of Investigation ) that follows... at some length:
Fig. 1 St. Peter’s Church Chacombe view from east.
1.1 General background
1.1.1 This document comprises the written scheme of investigation (WSI)
for archaeological evaluation of a plot of land planned to be an
extension to the graveyard attached to St. Peter’s Church (Fig. 1) and
is drawn up in accordance with advice provided by Liz Mordue,
Assistant Archaeological adviser for Northamptonshire C.C.
1.1.2 Polyolbion Archaeology has been commissioned by the
trustees of the Berry Close Charitable Trust to prepare this scheme in
order to facilitate future development of the site as a burial ground.
In addition it was agreed that the opportunity would be taken to study
the effects of the annual village bonfire on the archaeological
deposits associated with the likely site of the manor house.
1.1.3 The study area consists of a plot of approximately 400 square
metres aligned roughly north south along the north and east side of the
churchyard and centred on OS grid reference SP4907 4401, the bonfire
site lies around 50m south east of the main study area (Fig. 2).
Fig. 2 Location maps
1.2.1 Topography. Berry Close is a significant parcel of land
bequeathed to the residents of the Parish of Chacombe situated between
some of the oldest buildings of Chacombe, with the 13th Century Church
of St Peter and St Paul at its western edge and at least
one late medieval building in Silver Street to the east . Prior
to bequest it was a tenanted smallholding of sheep grazed pasture
containing some small sheds, now demolished. The field contains a
complex of earthworks, some well marked with others in a fragmentary
state. The landscape is open and the topography consists of Chacombe
brook flood plain at the northern end at 115 m OD, rising up to 120 m
above OD at the southern end. On the south side it is bounded by Church
Lane and on the south end of the east side by Silver Street. Berry
Close is above both roads to a height of nearly 2 m in places and
the ground retained by a dry stone wall of unknown date. Beneath the
soil there is likely to be alluvial clay, especially in the valley
bottom. The underlying rock belongs to the Lias group and is
predominantly an iron-rich limestone containing some shelly bands,
though there may also be some mudstone and siltstone .
1.2.2 History. The Manor of Chacombe is of early origin. Bardi, a Saxon
lord, owned three mills (Domesday Book). Over the years the name has
appeared as Chaucomb, Chaucombe, Cheekham, Chacomb and Chalcombe and
prior to WWII both Chalcombe and Chacombe were regularly used. The
Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names lists early names for Chacombe
Cewcumbe – Doomsday Book; Chaucumba 1166; Chaucumbe 1195 – Pipe
Rolls;Chacombe 12th. C. Northants Survey) ‘Ceawa’s Cumb or valley’. The
Old English personal noun is found in Ceawan Llaew 947
In the Domesday Book, Godfrey is recorded as holding the Manor of
Chacombe in the fee of the Bishop of Lincoln. The Lord of the Manor in
1109, in the reign of Henry I, was Sir Hugh de Anas who came over with
William the Conqueror in 1066. His son, Sir Roger de Chacombe, adopted
the local name in lieu of Anas. Sir Roger de Chacombe’s son, Hugh, was
justiciary of Normandy in the second year of the reign of King John, in
1200. He had a wife Hodierna, a daughter Amabilia, and he lived at the
Manor. In 1209, Hugh de Chacombe entered the Augustinian Priory as a
religious, indicating that the Priory was built in the early thirteenth
century and it appears that Chacombe Church was rebuilt soon
afterwards. The Priory grounds are about 500 metres west of Berry
Close. In 1257 the whole manor was seized for debt by Henry III
but eventually possession was restored to the Lord of the Manor at that
time, Sir Robert de Chacombe. Robert had no son but one daughter,
another Amabilia. She married Gilbert de Segrave, and so, on the death
of Robert, the Manor became the property of the de Segraves. In the
sixth year of office of the Bishop GrotÍte in 1241, William de
Collingham was elected Prior of Chacombe by licence of Gilbert de
Segrave, the patron Adam de Appelby succeeded in 1279 and Robert Warden
in 1299. Alexander de Kaysthorpe was Prior in 1302 and, on his death in
1326, the Canons having made an irregular election, the Bishop, with
licence from the King, appointed Roger de Silby, on 19th. April. Thomas
de Saxton, the next Prior, resigned in 1339 and was succeeded by Henry
de Keysworth. On St. Michael’s Day, 1346, the Prior and Convent
received Benefits conferred upon them by John de Lyons, Lord of
Warkworth, who granted to them and their successors a sum “to
find two secular priests who in the Chapel of Warkworth shall perform
services for the healthful state of the said nobleman so long as he
lives”. On the 20th. March 1371, Edmund de Thorp became Prior of
Chacombe and he had been followed by Thomas de Brackley by 1412. John
Gerneall was Prior of Chacombe in 1495 and Thomas Saunders was the last
1.2.3 Archaeology. The site of the medieval manor has not been firmly
established but is stated by the RCHM as being on the mound forming the
most prominent earthwork in Berry Close and at the highest point in it,
dominating the older part of Chacombe village . Despite being damaged,
it still has a substantial scarp, up to 2 m high, inside a ditch on the
west. The proximity of this mound to the Church suggests that it is the
site of a high status building and a detailed earthwork survey carried
out in 2016 supported this interpretation (Fig. 3).
A magnetometry survey of the non-floodplain sections of Berry
Close showed that medieval or early post-medieval settlement
remains extend across much of the area surveyed . The dense and
overlapping nature of the remains indicates that occupation was
prolonged and the site went through more than one phase of development.
Lidar Coverage (Fig. 4) and air photography of Berry Close shows
outlines of banks and terraces, along with later small-scale quarry
pits (Northamptonshire SMR 27/3, 27/3/1, MNN14763, 123191). A
hollow-way and possible settlement tofts and crofts from the once more
extensive medieval village are situated to the north and north-east
(SMR 27/0/1, 27/0/26, MNN17831, 1231). A small scale excavation near
the south east corner of the field in 2015 uncovered significant traces
of early medieval occupation and pottery , however two trenches to the
east of the churchyard by Northamptonshire Archaeology in 2012 found no
significant archaeological deposits with natural lying at a depth of
less than half a metre .
The nearby Priory site is associated with a number of fish ponds, and
air photographs show at least one fish pond along Chacombe Brook only
just past the section of this brook that forms the northern boundary of
Berry Close. The earthworks in the valley bottom of Berry Close might
be associated with the medieval water management organised by the
About a mile away from the site but within the Parish a rectangular
enclosure and other marks suggest a prehistoric or Roman site, but on a
separate site there may be a substantial Roman building associated with
Castle Farm, which is a little nearer. A Bronze Age scraper and some
flints were discovered by a village resident on Chacombe Lodge Farm
which is more than a mile from the site .
Fig. 3 Berry Mount, plan.
Fig. 4 LIDAR Coverage
Specific objectives of the investigation are listed below.
2.1 Identify any previously unrecorded archaeological
features and deposits of interest including palaeo-environmental
remains if present.
2.2 Record identified archaeological features and
deposits to a level to enable their extent, nature and significance to
be identified and so establish a stratigraphic sequence if appropriate.
2.3 Assess and report on the impact of modern burial practices
and large scale burning on underlying archaeological materials
2.4 Undertake sufficient post-excavation analysis to
confidently interpret archaeological features identified during field
work including dating where possible.
2.5 Undertake sufficient post-excavation analysis of
artefacts and samples to support interpretations made of features
identified and to assist in regional analysis of type series.
2.6 Report the results of the excavation and
post-excavation analysis and place them within their local and regional
context and if appropriate identify further objectives based on the
East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework and especially
Research Objective 7E -
Investigate the morphology of rural settlements and Research Objective 7F -
Investigate the development, structure and landholdings of manorial estate centres .
2.7 Compile and deposit a site archive at a suitable repository;
3.1 Personnel. The lead archaeologist will be Stephen Wass MA
MCIfA who has considerable expertise in the field of historic gardens.
He will be supported by Peter Spackman BA ACIfA who will assist
with finds and Sarah Beaujean, intern and second year archaeology
undergraduate, Durham University. We do not anticipate the need for
additional specialist advice except perhaps for analysis of medieval
pottery. Much of the actual excavation will be carried out by a team of
local volunteers some of who already have considerable archaeological
experience. A timetable will be provided and forwarded to the Assistant
3.2 Site Clearance and earthwork survey. The site has already been
cleared of undergrowth enabling a detailed earthwork survey which will
be undertaken before excavation starts and which will be factored in
when it comes to the precise placing of trenches, however, it is clear
that a major boundary earthwork consisting of a rampart with outer
ditch occupies over half of the area for evaluation (Fig. 5). A metal
detector survey will also be undertaken across the area.
Fig. 5 Bank and ditch, view looking north across evaluation area.
3.3 Location of trenches. Given the presence of a major bank and
ditch defining the eastern half of the site trench 1 (6m x 1m) will cut
across this from east to west and will be of sufficient length to
characterize possible occupation on either side of the earthwork.
Trench 2 (4m x 1m) will be located towards the north west corner of the
evaluation area to further examine deposits within the curve of the
ditch as it bends to the west. In addition two small trenches (2m x 1m)
will be positioned on the site of the annual bonfire on Berry Mound.
Trench 3 will take in the perimeter of the fire zone and will examine a
portion of undisturbed ground as well as the progressive effects of
burning whilst trench 4 will be at the centre of the area to
investigate the effects of the fire at its most intense (Fig. 2).
3.4 Excavation. Excavation will be carried out by hand. With trenches 1
and 2 this will expose all archaeological levels down to natural
unless, as possibly with the ditch, this proves to be over a metre in
depth in which case, to facilitate full excavation, the trench will be
widened and stepped to ensure safe working. If this is necessary a
machine with a toothless grading bucket may be brought in to clear some
of the overburden. Trenches 3 and 4 will only be excavated down to the
top of the first archaeologically significant horizon with some
additional cleaning to help fully characterize any deposits
encountered. All archaeological excavations will be carried out
in accordance with Institute for Archaeologists guidelines . In
addition the excavation will be carried out in accordance with relevant
English Heritage guidance for specialist sampling, assessment and
analysis as appropriate .
3.5 All artefacts will be retained for processing and analysis by
appropriately qualified and competent staff. Should significant
medieval pottery be recovered Dr. Paul Blinkhorn will be approached for
expert analysis. ceramics will be classified in accordance with the
Northamptonshire Ceramic Type Series. Where it is considered
potentially beneficial appropriate environmental samples will be
collected and screened for analysis.
3.8 If deemed appropriate for occupation layers such as floors of
buildings; ditch, pit and posthole fills; and the fills of other cut
features, bulk samples for coarse sieving and flotation will be taken.
Sample sizes will be a minimum of 40 litres or 100% of the sample of
the feature excavated. Bulk samples may be sub-sampled at a later
stage for particular analyses (e.g. molluscs). If appropriate samples
suitable for scientific dating will be taken if encountered during the
3.9 In the unlikely event human remains the appropriate Department for
Constitutional Affairs and environmental health regulations will be
followed. The Assistant Archaeological Advisor and the local Coroner
must be informed immediately upon their discovery. Where human remains
are encountered as part of the investigation, they will be left in situ
and only removed if absolutely necessary. If they are removed the
post-excavation assessment will contain an analysis of the remains by a
qualified osteo-archaeologist and a statement for the final deposition
of the assemblage and the options for reburial.
3.11 Artefacts classified as Treasure under the Treasure Act (1996)
will reported in accordance with the requirements of the Act. Any finds
will be removed to a safe place and be reported to the local coroner as
required by the procedures as laid down in the Treasure Act Code of
Practice 2002. Where removal cannot be effected on the same working day
as the discovery, suitable security measures will be taken to protect
the find(s) from theft.
4. CONTINGENCIES AND UNEXPECTEDLY SIGNIFICANT OR COMPLEX DISCOVERIES
4.1 Archaeological remains of a medieval and possibly post-medieval
date are possible. Should unexpectedly extensive remains of previously
unrecorded archaeology be uncovered the scope of this programme will be
reviewed to determine the most appropriate recording and sampling
strategy for the remains. Should there be unexpectedly significant or
complex discoveries made that warrant a more detailed investigation
than is appropriate within the terms of this proposal, then the scope
of this work will be reviewed in conjunction with the client and the
Assistant Archaeological Advisor.
5.1 All excavated deposits will be fully recorded by detailed written
context records on digital pro-forma sheets giving details of their
location, composition, dimensions, shape, any relationships, finds and
samples with standardised descriptions following Soil Survey soil
texture terminology and Munsell colour descriptions. The records will
be cross referenced to other elements of the record and any other
5.2 All features will be recorded on at least one plan, normally at
1:10 scale and at least one section drawing of a feature, normally at
1:10 scale (1:20 if necessary due to size). A complete post excavation
plan of the trenches will be prepared at an appropriate scale. All
drawings will include co-ordinate data as is necessary for the accurate
location of the area planned or the section drawn and spot-heights
related to the Ordnance Survey Datum.
5.3 All excavated features and deposits will be photographed in
accordance with the Northamptonshire Archaeological Archives Standard
(2014) specifically digital photographs on a high-resolution digital
SLR camera with sensors exceeding 12 Mega pixels (TIFF format). All
such photographs will include a scale, a north arrow and an information
board displaying the HER event UID number and the principal context
5.4 All finds recovered will be recorded by context. A metal detector
may be used to test for the presence of and to aid the recovery of
small metalwork finds surviving on site. All retained artefacts shall
be removed from site for specialist examination and analysis and, if
deemed necessary, conservation. Cleaning of objects may take place on
site, or upon removal as is deemed appropriate. All recording,
cleaning, storage and conservation of finds will be in accordance with
the relevant guidance .
6 HEALTH AND SAFETY
6.1 Health and safety will take priority over archaeological matters.
All archaeologists undertaking fieldwork will comply with all current
Health and Safety Legislation. A Construction Design Management
Designers Risk Assessment will be completed prior to work beginning.
Should it prove necessary any open trenches will be fenced off using
suitably visible fencing and appropriate measures taken to warn
visitors of any risk.
6.2 Archaeologists will not normally enter any trenches deeper than 1
metre unless the trench has been stepped or battered along the sides or
provided appropriate shoring and support to a recognised standard .
6.3 All personnel will be given appropriate health and safety briefings
and will be instructed to wear hard hats where needed, safety boots and
high-visibility clothing on site.
6.4 The archaeological contractor will carry appropriate insurance cover.
7 ARCHIVE CONSOLIDATION AND POST-EXCAVATION WORK
7.1 The site archive will contain all the data collected during
the excavations, including records, finds and environmental
samples. It will be quantified, ordered, indexed and internally
consistent according to the Northamptonshire Archaeological Archives
Standard (2014) . Adequate resources will be provided during fieldwork
to ensure that all records are checked and internally consistent.
Archive consolidation will be undertaken immediately following the
conclusion of fieldwork. The site record will be checked,
cross–referenced and indexed as necessary and all retained artefacts
will be cleaned, conserved, marked and packaged in accordance with
7.2 All retained artefacts will be assessed and recorded using pro
forma recording sheets, by suitably qualified and experienced staff.
Initial artefact dating will be integrated with any site matrix. The
potential for further analysis of artefacts will be assessed.
7.3 All retained environmental samples will be processed by suitably
experienced and qualified staff and recorded using pro forma recording
sheets, to identify at the presence or absence of environmental remains
and the potential for further analysis.
7.4 The archive both physical and digital will be assembled in
accordance with the specification set out in Northamptonshire
Archaeological Archives Standard (2014). The integrity of the primary
field record will be preserved. Digital security copies will be
maintained where appropriate.
8.1 The lead archaeologist will provide verbal progress reports to the
client at the end of each period on site. Additional written
reports may be provided should unexpectedly significant archaeological
remains be recorded.
8.2 A preliminary written report will be supplied to the client within
one month of the completion of the fieldwork. This will comprise a
written summary of the key findings of the evaluation excavations and
initial interpretation of the remains and their potential significance.
This report will be supported by drawings and photographs as necessary.
8.3 A full report on the excavations will be supplied within six months
of the completion of the fieldwork. The report will contain the
• a title page, with the name of the project and
author(s) of the report, the title of the report and date of the report
and grid reference;
• a non-technical summary of the findings;
• a description of and a background to the nature of the works, including dates of fieldwork;
• a brief description of the site location (including
grid references) and any previously known archaeology in the survey
• a desk-based assessment to place the buildings in
their local and regional historic and archaeological context;
• description of the methodology employed and
explanation of any agreed variations to the brief and justification for
any analyses not undertaken;
• the layout, total area and purpose of the trenches,
supported by a location plan and labeled with National Grid vertices;
• appropriate illustrative material including maps, plans, sections, drawings and photographs;
• photographs of key views needed to illustrate the
text of the report, including diagrams indicating the
direction/location from which the photographs were taken;
• the results of the excavations identified by trench
including post–excavation analysis of the stratigraphic and other
written, drawn and photographic records;
• description and interpretation of all structures
recorded by the project. The report will propose an interpretation for
the phasing, dating and development of the building on the basis of the
during the project.
• a catalogue and brief post–excavation analysis of
each category of artefact recovered during excavation and the results
of biological samples, including the potential for further analysis;
• discussion of the excavation results including site
phasing and interpretation and discussion of the results within the
local and regional context;
• a summary of the contents of the project archive and its location;
• references and bibliography of all sources used; and
• an appendix containing a list and summary descriptions of all contexts recorded.
8.4 Copies of the report will be produced and submitted to:
• The Client (one hard copy);
• Northamptonshire County Record Office (one hard copy)
• Northamptonshire County Archaeologist (one hard copy, one digital copy)
• and Archaeological Data Service, OASIS (pdf).
The results of the excavation will be supplied in a form appropriate
for the Northamptonshire HER and made available in summary to
appropriate regional and national publications.
9.2 The archive will be assembled in accordance with the appropriate specifications
9.1 Provision will be made for the deposition of the physical archive
with the contractor pending its ultimate transfer to the
Northamptonshire Archaeological Resource Centre. The site archive will
contain all the data collected during the project and will be
quantified, ordered, indexed and internally consistent.