Past Projects

All the below projects have been undertaken within the last decade. They nearly always involved geophysical survey and some included excavations. The links below will take you to a summary of each project and, where available, a downloadable report.

Wickham House

BAS2023_P14

A series of geophysics surveys to look for evidence of Romano-British settlement as well as further evidence of the intersection of the two Roman Roads. .

Cock Marsh

The University of Reading are leading a gradiometer geophysics survey of a Bronze Age/Early Medieval site at a field containing around 20 barrows near the Thames.

Waltham St Lawrence

BAS2023_P03

A survey of medieval graffiti inside the church of St Lawrence, Waltham St Lawrence. This is the first in a series and will be a primer to establish the BAS approach to Graffiti Surveying

Streatley

BAS2023_P01

A wide spread of Roman coins and other artefacts has been discovered in a field north of Streatley. BAS has been asked to undertake a geophysics survey to assess the future archaeological potential of this site and provide additional context for the artefacts

Unlocking Old Windsor

BAS2022_P12

A project to consolidate, enhance and promote the archive of Brian Hope-Taylor’s excavations between 1953 and 1958. In co-operation with the Middle Thames Archaeology Partnership (MTAP) and the University of Reading

Inkpen

BAS2022_P11

Inkpen is a small village to the south of Hungerford in West Berkshire just to the north of the Hampshire Downs and the Walbury Hillfort.

The Society is partnering with David Thomas the chair of the Inkpen Parish Council and the Inkpen History Group to  carry out geophysics surveys of 11 fields across the parish.

Cookham Paddock

BAS2022_P10

BAS members have been involved in the Cookham Paddock project with UoR & MTAP

Sutton Estate

BAS2022_P09

The next area to investigate for the Roman Road to Bath from Wickham comprises several fields on the Sutton Estate, to the east of Radley Farm.

Blounts Court

BAS2022_07, BAS2019_P03

Investigating the archaeology of a former Tudor and medieval manor.

Runnymede

BAS2022_P06

Geophysical survey of Council Meadow, Runnymede

Radley Farm

BAS2021_P04

To understand better the route taken by the Roman Road to Bath from its last known locations at Radley Farm, and then eastwards toward Ermin Street. 

Wormstall

BAS2021_P03

Investigating areas of the Wormstall Estate to explain Roman coin finds and track the road from Bath.

Ankerwyke Priory

BAS2020_P01, BAS2019_P01

Geophysical surveys for the National Trust around the former medieval priory across the river from Runnymede.

Knowl Hill

BAS2019_P03

Excavations to investigate anomalies found in a geophysical survey in 2014.

Aberleigh, Hall Farm, Arborfield

BAS2017_P01

Geophysical survey to trace the former Arborfield Manor and any earlier buildings.

Cholsey

BAS2017_P04

Geophysical survey and excavations in the grounds of a building that started as a medieval hall house.

La Hyde, Pangbourne

BAS2017_P05

Geophysical surveys of fields that may have been the site of a former Tudor village.