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1878- 1880 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)


Finds Holder Old Fulling Mill Museum
Director of fieldwork J Proud

Publications :
Full report Journal of the British Archaeological Association 43/1887/111-123,299-306

Full report Journal of the British Archaeological Association 46/1890/253-287

Reference Virtual Catalogue Entry to support E.I. Migration BIRLEY,E./1938/ARCHAEOLOGY OF ROMAN DURHAM/106-110

1937 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)

Archive ref: PhD thesis, Durham University.
Auspices Durham Excavation Committee
Director of fieldwork K A Steer

Publications :
Note The journal of Roman studies Society for Promotion of Roman Studies 28/1938/178

Note Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland 8/1937/1:110-1

Unpublished report Virtual Catalogue Entry to support E.I. Migration STEER,K./1938/ARCHAEOLOGY OF ROMAN DURHAM/89-178

1955 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)


Finds Holder University of Durham Department of Archaeology
Director of fieldwork B Dobson
Auspices Durham Colleges Archaeology Society
Archive Holder M G Jarrett
Director of fieldwork M Jarrett

Publications :
Full report Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland 11/1958/115-24

1964- 1969 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)


Finds Holder University of Durham Department of Archaeology
Director of fieldwork B Dobson
Archive Holder Old Fulling Mill Museum
Archive Holder University of Durham Department of Archaeology

Publications :
Note Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland 2/1970/37

1969- 1972 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)


Director of fieldwork J S Rainbird
Finds Holder Durham Light Infantry Museum and Arts Centre
Director of fieldwork W C Fawcett
Auspices Bishop Auckland ArchaeologicalResearch Group
Finds Holder Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Arts and Archaeology Durham

Publications :
Note Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 4/1973/277-9

Note Council for British Archaeology Group 3 Newsbulletin 4/1973/5-6

1971 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)

Rescue excavation.
Funding Body/Financier Department of the Environment
Director of fieldwork J S Rainbird
Director of fieldwork W C Fawcett
Auspices University of Durham

Publications :
Note Archaeological excavations Department of the Environment /1972/54,69 For 1971

Note Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 3/1972/309

Note Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology 16/1972/205

1976 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)


Director of fieldwork R F J Jones
Auspices Bowes Museum
Auspices Durham County Council

Publications :
Note Council for British Archaeology Group 3 Newsbulletin 15/1977/9

1977 Watching Brief BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)

Observation of a pipe trench excavated through the defences and interior of the fort via praetoria recorded possible evidence for an external vicus settlement.
Director of fieldwork I M Ferris
Director of fieldwork R F J Jones
Auspices Bowes Museum

Publications :
Note Council for British Archaeology Group 3 Newsbulletin 4/1978/6-7

1977- 1980 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)

Archive held in East Lodge, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle.

Director of fieldwork I M Ferris
Director of fieldwork R F J Jones
Finds Holder Bowes Museum
Auspices Bowes Museum
Funding Body/Financier Wear Valley District Council
Funding Body/Financier Manpower Services Commission
Archive Holder Bowes Museum

Publications :
Note Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 11/1980/361

Note Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 12/1981/327

Note Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 9/1978/425-6

Interim report Council for British Archaeology Group 3 Newsbulletin 4/1978/3-6

Interim report Council for British Archaeology Group 3 Newsbulletin 7/1979/5-8

Note Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland 5/1980/17-18

Interim report Virtual Catalogue Entry to support E.I. Migration LIMES CONFERENCE/12TH/1979/BAR

1978 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)


Director of fieldwork D Coggins
Finds Holder Bowes Museum
Auspices Bowes Museum

Publications :
Note Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology 23/1979/236

1983- 1984 Excavation BINCHESTER/HARTLEPOOL

Possible route of Roman road examined in many places.
Director of fieldwork R Walton
Director of fieldwork C Wittering

Publications :
Note Council for British Archaeology Group 3 Newsbulletin 6/1986/5-6

1983-09-01 00:00:00- 1984-02-01 00:00:00 Measured Survey RCHME: Durham Magnesian Limestone Survey

The decision to examine and survey sites lying on magnesian limestone in County Durham was taken in response to a request from Peter Clack of the North East Archaeological Unit. Over thirty sites were identified. By far the most dominant type-sites were deserted or shrunken Medieval villages, many of which lacked coherence, having been destroyed by ploughing or overlain by modern village buildings. In some such cases, it was decided that large scale survey would add little to current understanding. A total of eight villages, varying in condition from poor to good, were surveyed at 1:1000 scale. Other sites surveyed included the Roman fort at Binchester, the hillfort of Shackleton Beacon, the moated Langley Hall and the recently excavated cairnfield at Crawley Edge.

In total, fourteen representative sites were surveyed at RCHME Level 3. Control was established using a Wild TO5 theodolite and Citation EDM. 'Soft' archaeological detail was supplied using a Wild RK1 self-reducing alidade and a plane table.

Descriptive reports to accompany the site plans are included in the NMR Archive.

1986- 1988 Excavation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)

Director of fieldwork R F J Jones
Auspices Bowes Museum
Auspices University of Bradford
Auspices Durham County Council
Funding Body/Financier Durham County Council

Publications :
Note Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 18/1987/317-8

Note Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 20/1989/277

Note Council for British Archaeology Group 3 Newsbulletin 8/1987/10

1991-06-01 00:00:00- 1991-12-01 00:00:00 Measured Survey RCHME: Durham SAMs Project

This project was undertaken as a pilot, to test the feasibility of RCHME checking the existing records for Scheduled Ancient Monuments throughout England. The aim was to visit each SAM in County Durham with three aims:

(i) to evaluate the existing record,
(ii) updating where necessary to provide metrically accurate plans for NMR
and OS use,
(iii) to produce information for management purposes.

The principle objective was to ensure that all SAMs in the county are recorded at least to RCHME level 2 standard. As this was a pilot, detailed records were kept of the time taken to perform every aspect of the Project and all sites, architectural as well as archaeological, were included.

Before fieldwork commenced information was collated from various sources - OS records, NAR - Online, EH scheduling notes and maplets, EH Monuments Wardens' records, Durham SMR, air photographs.

Each site was then visited by one Field Officer; if survey action was required it was normally done graphicaly on the first visit, and in only a few cases did it prove necessary to return later to undertake instrumental survey. Almost all survey was carried out at OS basic scales but seven surveys were done at larger scales, up to 1:100.

112 sites were visited and survey action taken on 53. Of these, 38 required only revision, four were re-surveyed and 11 needed new surveys. The use of OS DFUS plots, where available, was found to be very beneficial, allowing the site to be centred on the map base and archaeological detail to be penned directly onto the map.

At the end of the project a report was compiled by Peter Topping, the Project Leader, discussing the methodology and results. Despite the modest success of the Project a decision was taken not to proceed with a national programme of SAM survey.

1994 Watching Brief BINCHESTER (VINOVIA)

Monitoring of the re-planting of 0.6ha of the fort; no significant ground
disturbance was caused.
Auspices Northern Archaeological Associates
Director of fieldwork R Fraser
Funding Body/Financier English Heritage
Archive Holder Northern Archaeological Associates

Publications :
Full report Northern Archaeological Associates [assessment & evaluation reports] Fraser R/1994/Binchester Roman Fort: watching brief.

1996 Excavation BINCHESTER HALL FARM

CAS Project No: 586. Excavation for a new sheep dip revealed Roman Dere Street and buildings within the fort of Vinovia. A post-medieval ?dovecote or horse-engine house was also recorded.
Auspices Central Archaeology Service formerly CEU
Director of fieldwork Ian Miller
Archive Holder Fort Cumberland Portsmouth
Finds Holder Fort Cumberland Portsmouth

Publications :
Full report Centre for Archaeology Report series Buxton K et al/2008/Binchester Hall Farm, Binchester Roman Fort, Co Durham: excavation for a sheep dip in 1996/Report No 84-2008.

Full report Centre for Archaeology Report series Paynter S/2004/Analysis of Colourless Roman glass from Binchester, County Durham/Report No 21-2004.

1996 Watching Brief BINCHESTER ROMAN FORT

A watching brief during groundworks for the construction of enhanced visitor facilities. No signifacant disturbance to in situ Roman deposits. Also see prior evaluation (Event 1325450).
Auspices Northern Archaeological Associates
Funding Body/Financier Developer
Archive Holder Northern Archaeological Associates

Publications :
Full report Northern Archaeological Associates [assessment & evaluation reports] Speed G/ 1996/ An Archaeological Watching Brief at the Car Park Site, Binchester, County Durham.

2005 Evaluation LAND AT BINCHESTER OLD HALL

Site code: BNH05. Evaluation carried out to test the depth of non-archaeological material overlying the Roman stratigraphy within the fort of Vinovia. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Finds Holder Bowes Museum
Director of fieldwork David Graham
Auspices University of Durham Archaeological Services
Funding Body/Financier Developer
Archive Holder Bowes Museum

Publications :
Full report Archaeological Services, University of Durham [assessment & evaluation reports] Archaeological Services, University of Durham Graham D J/2005/An archaeological evaluation at Binchester Hall, Bishop Auckland, County Durham/Report No 1302.

2006-03-30 00:00:00- 2007-01-16 00:00:00 Air Photograph Interpretation English Heritage: Durham assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas NMP project.

This aerial survey project is part of the Durham-Assessment of Archaeological Resource in Aggregate Areas project, funded by English Heritage through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF 4778 MAIN) and managed by Durham County Council (DCC) with Archaeological Research Services Ltd (ARS) in partnership with English Heritage. The aerial survey mapping component of the project was undertaken by ARS Investigators based with English Heritage's Aerial Survey (North) in York and is part of English Heritage's National Mapping Programme (NMP).

The wider County Durham Archaeological Assessment Project is part of a landscape-scale assessment of the archaeology associated with aggregate areas in County Durham. It aims to deliver SMR/ HER enhancement and a tailored GIS and supporting information that will assist in managing past, current, dormant and future aggregate extraction in County Durham in relation to potential impacts on the historic environment (Waddington and Mason 2005: 3).

The aerial survey project began on 30th March 2006 and mapping was completed by 16th January 2007. The project covers 17 OS 1:10000 scale quarter sheets concentrating on the Magnesian Limestone aggregate areas of the county and covering a total area of 425km2. The polygon is defined by the following NGRs:

420000 535000, 420000 525000, 425000 525000, 425000 520000, 435000 520000, 435000 530000, 440000 530000, 440000 525000, 445000 525000, 445000 535000, 440000 535000, 440000 540000, 435000 540000, 435000 550000, 425000 550000, 425000 555000, 420000 555000, 420000 550000, 425000 550000, 425000 545000, 430000 545000, 430000 535000

The aim and scope of the project are to interpret and transcribe, at a nominal scale of 1:10000, all levelled and upstanding archaeological features visible on air photographs dating from prehistory to the 20th Century. Air photographs were rectified with AERIAL 5.29 using control derived from Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Landline data. Archaeological features were transcribed in AutoCAD Map 2004 using standard NMP conventions. The data was input into the AMIE database. The digital AutoCAD maps and an interim report are deposited in the NMRC, Swindon.

2007 Evaluation BINCHESTER (VINOVIA) (TIME TEAM)

Site code: BFD07. Evaluation comprising geophysical survey and trial trenching revealed evidence for an earlier timber fort, vicus occupation and a series of mausolea along Dere Street.

NMR Microfilm Index; PRN: 11186.
Archive Holder National Monuments Record Centre
Auspices Geophysical Surveys of Bradford
Funding Body/Financier Channel Four Television
Finds Holder Wessex Archaeology
Auspices Time Team
Archive Holder Wessex Archaeology

Publications :
Full report Geophysical Surveys of Bradford/Reports GSB/2007/Geophysical survey report: Binchester Roman Fort, County Durham/Ref. 07/23.

Full report Wessex Archaeology [assessment and evaluation reports] Birbeck V/2008/Binchester Roman Fort, County Durham. Archaeological Evaluation and Assessment of Results/Report ref. 65302.01.