Discoveries…

Here you can find, in one place, all the things we’ve found out through the historical research, through the work of volunteers, the reports on the archaeological surveys, the raw LiDAR data and so on.

This page will be updated as new discoveries are made and new reports are written.

Click on the green text to open or download the documents. If you have any trouble accessing them, use our contact page to let us know and we will do our best to get a copy to you in a format you can access.

Rylatt, Jim., (2005), Archaeological Field Survey for the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark Scheme, Under Whitle, Sheen, Staffordshire
The report that started the whole thing off! by Jim Rylatt then of the Peak District National Park.

Preliminary historical research on Whitle by Elspeth Walker
An overview of the chronology of Under Whitle and what we knew before starting out on the project, thanks to the detective work of Elspeth. Clicking on the link will download a word document.

Interim Report_March_2016
Dr Simon Harris’ excellent report on the research done by the history volunteers up until Easter 2016.

Glossary. A glossary of words found in the interim report that not everyone might understand, compiled by Harry.

Dolan, P. (2016) An Analysis of the Probate Documents of the Parish of Sheen
Dolan, P. (2016) Sheen – information from wills and inventories
Pauline Dolan one of our volunteers had already analysed some of the probate documents from Sheen dating from 1540-1620. It makes fascinating reading. The first document is a pdf that will open in a new window, the second is an excel document that will download when you click on the link.

Lidar Data
Click on the link above to access the raw LiDAR data from the survey done early 2016 by the Environment Agency via Dropbox.
Click the images below for larger versions to see the lidar data as manipulated by Steve Malone of Trent and Peak Archaeology, which makes sense of the raw data. These do not cover the whole area of the LiDAR survey, just the area around Under Whitle.
           

Report on the Results of the Tape & Offset Survey, by Dr Ian Parker Heath. Ian sets out what was done and the interpretations made after surveying the ‘cellar field’.

Report on the Geophysics prepared by Dr Paul Johnson of Trent and Peak Archaeology. A thorough report that has helped us to decide where to put the trenches.

Report on the Excavations from 20th June to 9th July, 2016 by Ian Parker Heath. Some of the plans and sections are being finished (digitised) and will be added when they are finished.

Report on the Excavation of Trench 2 prepared by Dr Steve Malone and Dr Matthew Hurford.

Report on the Excavation of the extension to Trench 3 from 7th to 16th September, 2016 prepared by Dr Ian Parker Heath. Again plans and sections are currently being digitised.

Report on the Animal Bones by Dr Ashleigh Haruda.

An Assessment of Ceramic Finds Recovered During the Peeling Back the Layers Community Archaeology Project by Dr Jon Goodwin, complete with catalogue.

Report on the metal objects from Under Whitle by Dr Catherine Parker Heath along wth the metalwork catalogue in MSExcel and as a PDF

Report on the glass vessels from Under Whitle by Dr Catherine Parker Heath along with glass vessel catalogue in MSExcel and as a PDF

Final Report on the Historical Research by Dr Simon Harris. With full and comprehensive appendices.

A Community Archaeology Project At Under Whitle