Category 2014 Excavation

Interim Report 2014 – Excavations

2014 Objectives Dr. Gareth Beale, Centre for Digital Heritage, University of York Nicole Beale, Department of Archaeology, University of York Excavations were conducted on the western edge of the New House on the flat area adjacent to the postern gate of the Old House. Excavations were carried out with three major goals: To clarify the […]

Interim Report 2014 – Recording Methodology

Recording Methodology The excavation was recorded by staff and supervised students using University of Southampton context sheets. This archive was supplemented by a dig diary kept by staff. A conventional digital photographic record of the site was recorded with all contexts and finds photographed in plan. Plan and elevation drawings were made onsite where appropriate. […]

Interim Report 2014 – Geophysical Survey on Basingstoke Common

Geophysical Survey on Basingstoke Common Dominic Barker, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton Introduction Staff and students carried out a geophysical survey of an area on Basing Common as part of the Basing House Project. This survey sought to expand and build on results of surveys carried out by Sam Wilson of the University of […]

Interim Report 2014 – Finds

Finds Dr. Jude Jones, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton Introduction The summer season of 2014 concentrated on the reinvestigation of Lord Bolton’s late 19th-early 20th century excavations carried out in order to find the footprint of the New House built by William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester in the third quarter of the 16th century. […]

Student Research: Recording Church Graffiti

Vicky Man is currently an undergraduate Archaeology student. She dug at Basing House in 2013, and is now coming into her third year at the University of Southampton. Vicky has been working on her major project since the beginning of the summer and spent the field season this year with us at Basing House collecting […]

Trench In-filling

On Friday 12th September 2014, we got up super early and drove out to Basing House to await the arrival of the digger to help with the covering of the Basing House Project’s 2014 field season trench. We couldn’t resist a quick snap in the trench before it was covered. Seven hours, approximately one hundred […]

Battlefield Archaeology of Basingstoke Common

This year there were lots of different research projects being carried out on site whilst we were excavating in the New House. Many of these were being carried out by postgraduate students. One of these students has written a blog post about his research. The Trustees of Basingstoke Common kindly granted us permission to survey […]