Staff
 


Dr. Alan Rushworth

Alan Rushworth is the lead Researcher in Roman and Medieval Archaeology working within the Archaeological Practice.  He is currently preparing for publication the results of Newcastle University's training excavation at Housesteads Roman Fort carried out between 1974 and 1981 and undertaking post-excavation analysis on the substantial programme carried out at Wallsend fort between 1975-84.  He has directed excavation of Roman sites along Hadrian's Wall and has produced numerous development-led desk-top assessments, post-excavation assessments and research agendas (many for English Heritage) relating to a variety of monuments and landscapes, and including documentary surveys of Thirlwall Castle, Harbottle Castle, High Rochester Fort and Low Cleughs Bastle for Northumberland National Park Authority.

Doctoral Research:  PhD, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1993.
"Soldiers and Tribesmen: The Roman Army and Tribal Society in Late Imperial Africa".

Reports/Assessments produced include:

  • Housesteads Roman Fort 1974-1981 excavations, 1995
  • Post-excavation assessment carried out for English Heritage according to criteria set out by Management of Archaeological Projects, English Heritage 1991 (MAP2).
  • High Rochester Roman fort Documentary Assessment, 1994
  • Assessment for Northumberland National Park - part of a wider research programme at the fort conducted by the Department of Archaeology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Housesteads Roman fort and vicus assessment (with J G Crow) 1994
  • Survey and analysis of the archaeological deposits and post-Roman land-use, for English Heritage, Historic Properties North.
  • Chester Forum Phase 2: Archaeological Research Agenda, January 1997, for Chester Archaeology
  • Hadrian's Wall at Heddon-on-the-Wall, Planetrees, Brunton and Black Carts: A survey of the extent and state of preservation of archaeological remains in the guardianship of English Heritage, May 1997, for English Heritage Historic Properties (North Region).
  • Hadrian's Wall at Winshields, Cawfields and Walltown: A survey of the extent and state of preservation of archaeological remains in the guardianship of English Heritage, December 1997, for English Heritage Historic Properties (North Region).
  • Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald: A survey of the extent and state of preservation of archaeological remains in the guardianship of English Heritage, August 1998, for English Heritage Historic Properties (North Region).
  • Harbottle Castle: A Documentary Survey, September 1998, for the Northumberland National Park Authority.
  • Thirlwall Castle: A Documentary Survey, September 2001, for the Northumberland National Park Authority.

Titles produced with Northern Heritage Consultancy Ltd. 1988-91

  • Northern Heritage: Berwick upon Tweed.  1989.
  • Northern Heritage: Newcastle upon Tyne.  1989.
  • Newcastle Past and Present.  Geoff Phillips.  1990.
  • Townscape.  John Grundy, Roger Burgess, David Lovie, Howard Langton and Paul Paxton.1990.
  • Flashback (with Tyne Tees Television) 1990.

Publications.

  • with N. CHRISTIE (1988)  "Urban fortification and defensive strategy in fifth and sixth century Italy: the case of Terracina", Journal of Roman Archaeology 1: 73-88.
  • with P. WINTER, D.J. MILNE and J. BROWN (1989)  Northern Heritage: Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • with R. CARLTON (1994)  "Archaeological and ethnographic study of southern Tunisia", Archaeological Reports 1993 (Newcastle and Durham Universities) 17: 38-43.
  • (1996)  "North African deserts and mountains: comparisons and insights",  in D. Kennedy (ed.) The Roman Army in the East (Journal of Roman Archaeology supplement no.18): 297-316.
  • (2000) 'From periphery to core in Late antique Mauretania', in G. Fincham, G.J. Harrison, R. Holland & L. Revell (eds.) TRAC 99: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference Durham 1999.  Oxbow Books, Oxford: 90-103.
  • (2002)  'Defensores provinciae: The militarisation of frontier zone elites in C3rd Mauretania Caesariensis', in P.W.M. Freeman, J. Bennett, Z.T. Fiema & B. Hoffmann (eds.) Limes XVIII: Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies, Amman, Jordan (September 2000).  BAR International Series 1084 (I), Oxford, 349-60.
  • (forthcoming)  'From Arzuges to Rustamids: State formation and regional identity in the Pre-Saharan Zone', in M.A. Handley (ed.) Late Antique and Early Medieval North Africa.
  • with R.J. CARLTON, M. SIJARIC, L. BARKER and G.T. GOODRICK (forthcoming)  'The Bosnian Krajina 2001' Universities of Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne Archaeological Reports 24.
  • (in preparation)  Soldiers and Tribesmen: The Roman Army and Tribal Society in Late Imperial Africa.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • (ed.) (in preparation)  The Grandest Station: Excavation and Survey at Housesteads Roman Fort by C.M. Daniels, J.P.Gillam, J.G. Crow, D.J. Smith and the RCHME 1954-88.  (English Heritage Archaeological Report ).
 

 

 

Richard Carlton

Richard Carlton is a Director of the Archaeological Practice Ltd., with responsibilities including project management, a wide range of fieldwork and desktop research.  He has a wide range of excavation and structural recording experience and has completed numerous development-led, desktop assessments, covering sites and monuments of all periods, principally in the northern region.  He co-wrote the detailed documentary studies of Harbottle and Thirlwall Castles and Low Cleughs Bastle, undertaken for the Northumberland National Park Authority (NNPA), and has managed the programme of post-excavation analysis associated with the Harehaugh Hillfort Project, for the same authority.  Most recently he has managed and contributed to the Northumberland National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park Historic Village Atlas series. His special fields of expertise are Balkan ethnography and ceramic studies, and he is currently involved in various fieldwork-based research projects in Britain and the Western Balkans. He has published extensively on the above themes.

Fieldwork-Based Research Projects

West Balkans Pottery Ethnoarchaeology Project: long-term (initiated 1988), fieldwork based study of pottery-making in the Western Balkans, focusing on Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, extending into Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Turkey.

The Krajina Project (co-director with Dr Alan Rushworth): an ongoing multi-disciplinary investigation of the post-medieval frontier zone along the present frontiers of Bosnia, Croatia and parts of north-east Serbia. Archaeology based, with contributions from other disciplines, including ethnography and historical research. The first 2 field seasons - the first post-war collaborative fieldwork project sanctioned by central government through the ZM – undertaken August 2001 & August 2002 with Alan Rushworth (Dept. Archaeology, Newcastle), Glyn Goodrick (Mus Antiqs, Newcastle), Louise Barker (English Heritage) and Mirsad Sijaric, (Zemaljski Muzej, Sarajevo).

Buzim research Excavations 2008: Co-director (with Mirsad Sijaric and Dr Alan Rushworth) of excavations at the mieievaland Ottoman castle of Buzim, NW Bosnia - first season due in April 2008.

Littlethorpe Pottery Project: research into the origins and development of Littlethorpe Potteries, near Ripon, the longest established of Britain’s still practicing country potteries. Co-director (with Mark Jackson and Bob Johnson) of excavations in June 2000.

Ceramic technology: Continuing research in kiln building and firing, based in Redesdale, Northumberland and in Schools of Historical Studies and Fine Art, Univ. Newcastle. Practicing participant in the Vadastra experimental archaeology project, south-east Romania, 2002.

Malesici Rural Regeneration Project for BHHR in the Tuzla region of north-east Bosnia - buildings conservation and job creation through skills preservation. In 1998 this formed part of work carried out with a British Council grant to lecture and collaborate in research in north-east Bosnia, with shorter visits to Sarajevo and the Bihac area. Additional British Council grant in 2001.

Bosnia-Herzegovina built heritage assessment. Participated in several visits to Bosnia between October 2000 and April 2003 with Helen Walasek of the Bosnian Institute to assess damage to the cultural heritage.

Selected Publications and Presentations (–2007)

  • An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Pottery Production on the island of Iz, North Dalmatia, 1988, in Bintliff, J., Chapman, J., Gaffney, V. and Slapšak, B. (eds), Recent developments in Yugoslav archaeology, pp, International Series 431, Oxford: BAR.
  • Ethnoarchaeological Study of Pottery Production in Dalmatia, 1988, Universities of Durham and Newcastle archaeological reports for 1987, 50-55. Durham. (includes notes on fieldwork visits to Bosnia and Iberia)
  • An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Hand-wheel Pottery Industries in Bosnia and Croatia, 1990, Universities of Durham and Newcastle archaeological reports for 1989, 56-61. Durham (includes notes on fieldwork visit Turkey)
  • A continued Ethnoarchaeological Study of Hand-wheel Pottery Industries in Bosnia and Croatia, 1989, Universities of Durham and Newcastle archaeological reports for 1988, 65-67.
  • Thin-sections of Bosnian and Croatian ceramics, 1993, Universities of Durham and Newcastle archaeological reports for 1992, 62. Durham.
  • 'Exploratory archaeological and ethnoarchaeological fieldwork in Southern Tunisia' (with A Rushworth), 1994, Universities of Durham and Newcastle archaeological reports for 1993. Durham.
  • 'Consumer Rights: the role of the consumer in pottery-making systems', April 1995, joint paper with Dr Mark Gillings, Symposium on Archaeo-Ceramic Materials, University of Sheffield.
  • Reflections on Bosnia and Herzegovina', ARHEO (The Journal of Slovenian Archaeology) 1995.
  • Production and Exchange in a Frontier Zone: the case of the Bosnian and Croatian Vojna Krajina, Paper delivered to conference, Ceramic Technology and Production, The British Museum, Nov 1997.
  • Pottery-Making in the West Balkans (video Presentation), Roman Pottery Research Group Carlisle, July 1999.
  • 'The Past and Future of Traditional Pottery-Making in Bosnia', in The Studio Potter, Vol 27, No. 1, January 1999. New Hampshire, USA.
  • 'The Croatian and Bosnian Vojna Krajina (Military Frontier)' (with A Rushworth), 1999, Universities of Durham and Newcastle archaeological reports (UDNAP) vol. 22 (for 1998). Durham.
  • The Pirocani Pottery-Making Tradition in the Former-Yugoslavia, The Studio Potter, Vol 27, No. 2, June 1999. New Hampshire, USA.
  • The Krajina Project’, Open Lecture, Univ. Newcastle 28th Nov. 2000.
  • ‘Littlethorpe Potteries, Ripon, North Yorkshire: documentary and fieldwork assessment,’ 2000, Harrogate Borough Council/North Yorkshire County Council [no ISBN).
  • ‘A response to the phrase: Interpreting Ceramics’. ICRC Symposium, V & A Museum, 22nd September 2000 (published in Interpreting Ceramics, volume 1 - http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/issue 001/speakers/carlton.htm).
  • ‘The Littlethorpe Pottery Project’, n.d., UDNAP vol. 23 (for 1999/2000). Durham.
  • ‘Ethno-Archaeological Research, Pottery Making and the formation of Social Boundaries’, paper delivered to UWIC Hasluck Conference, 5th Nov. 2001.
  • ‘Observations on the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Bosnia-Herzegovina’ (with H Walasek), paper delivered to UWIC Hasluck Conference, 5th Nov. 2001.
  • ‘Thirlwall Castle: History of a Northumberland Border Stronghold’, 2001, N’land National Park. [ISBN 0 907632 38 6]
  • ‘Ceramic technology and ethnoarchaeology: research in the Western Balkans’. Lecture at UWIC, Department of Ceramics, 6th Nov. 2001.
  • ‘Exploring the role of quenching in the production of calcite-tempered pottery in the western Balkans’, Joint Newsletter of the Prehistoric Ceramic Research Group and the Ceramic Petrology Group, 10, 1: 1-6. Department of Scientific Research, The British Museum.
  • ‘Paste and Fire: Some Comments on the Technology of Prehistoric pottery in the Western Balkans in the Light of Ethnoarchaeological Research’. in Georgiou D, ‘The Archaeology of Fire’. London: BAR, 63-81 [ISBN 1 84171 467 4].
  • Pottery ethnoarchaeology: fieldwork in the former Yugoslavia. Paper presented at the Faculty of Arts, University of Bucharest, 18th April 2002.
  • Experimental open firing of locally sourced clays at Vadastra, south-east Romania, Experimental Pyrotechnology Group Newsletter, June 2002. Bucharest (and at: http://www.vadastra.ro/epg/rc.html).
  • ‘The Origins and Survival of Littlethorpe Potteries in the context of British Country Pottery-Making’, Interpreting Ceramics, Vol. 4, May 2003 (http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/).
  • Harehaugh hillfort: preliminary report on fieldwork in Summer 2002; UDNAP vol. 24 (2001/2002). Durham.
  • The Archaeology of Ethnic Cleansing: Appraising the Built Heritage of Bosnia-Herzegovina (with H Walasek); UDNAP vol. 24 (for 2001/2002). Durham.
  • Archaeological Fieldwork at Littlethorpe Potteries 2000-2002 (with M Jackson and R Johnson); UDNAP vol. 24 (for 2001/2002). Durham.
  • Examining Social Boundaries through Pottery Ethno-archaeology in the Western Balkans; in Georgiou D, Proceedings of the Pottery technology session at the Thessaloniki EAA conference, Thessaloniki, September 2002.
  • 'The Krajina Project 2001-2: fieldwork at Pecigrad and Stijena’ (with A Rushworth), UDNAP vol. 24 (for 2001/2002). Durham.
  • Thirlwall Castle and the history of Tynedale (with A Rushworth), in Frodsham P, 2003, Recent Archaeological Work in the Northumberland National Park. CBA Publications.
  • The History and Landscape of Low Cleughs Bastle, in Frodgsham P, 2003, in Recent Archaeological Work in the Northumberland National Park. CBA Publications.
  • Reflections on Paradise: images of a British Bosnian community, December 2003. Newcastle upon Tyne [ISBN 0905974816]
  • The ceramic technology of pottery-making in the Western Balkans: applications to medieval pottery research. Paper delivered to Medieval Pottery Research Group Annual Conference, Nottingham, Castle, June 14th 2003.
  • Traditional firing methods in Bosnia and Croatia: bonfires and kilns at Potravlje, Lijesevo, Visnjica and Rastoki, The Log Book vol. 17 (February 2004).
  • Droving in Northumberland National Park: An Historical and archaeological background (with A Rushworth and I Roberts), Published by Northumberland National Park Authority 2005. [ISBN 0 907632 41 6)]
  • Tarset Archive Group: Atlas of Historical and Archaeological Sites 2006, produced in association with TAG.
  • The Production and Trade of Beer and Whisky in Upper Coquetdale (with I Roberts), Published by Northumberland National Park Authority 2006.
  • Harehaugh Hillfort, Northumberland: Paper presented to English Heritage Seminar on Burrowing Animals and the Historic Environment held at The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London on 15th November 2006 [and IN PRESS]
  • The Krajina Project: Exploring the Ottoman-Habsburg Borderland (with A Rushworth), Paper Presented at conference The Frontiers of the Ottoman World: Fortifications, trade, pilgrimage and slavery held at the British Academy, London on 15-16th February 2007 [and IN PRESS]
  • Biddlestone Village Atlas (with A Rushworth), Archaeology in Northumberland Vol 17, 40-41. Published by Northumberland County Council 2007.
  • The Middle Meeting House, Chapel Street, Berwick (with P Ryder), in Archaeology in Northumberland Vol 17, 6. Published by Northumberland County Council 2007.
  • Broomhouse Farm, Historic Guildings Record (with P Ryder), in Archaeology in Northumberland Vol 17, 10-11. Published by Northumberland County Council 2007.
  • White House Harbottle, Medieval Settlement Remains, in Archaeology in Northumberland Vol 17, 5. Published by Northumberland County Council 2007.
  • Rivergreen Kennels, Meldon: Historic Buildings Record (with P Ryder), in Archaeology in Northumberland Vol 17, 2. Published by Northumberland County Council 2007.
  • Tarset Archives Group: Atlas of Historical and Archaeological Sites 2006, in Archaeology in Northumberland Vol 17, 16-17. Published by Northumberland County Council 2007.
  • The Harehaugh Hillfort Project, Lecture to The Redesdale Society, July 2007.
  • Excavations at Ovenstone, 2007; First Annual Dippie Dixon Memorial Lecture to the Coquetdale Archaeology Group, Thropton, November 2007.

In Press and Forthcoming

  • The Krajina Project – fieldwork in north-west Bosnia. ARHEO: Arheoloska obvestila Slovenskega arheoloskega drustva (Ljubljana).
  • Pottery ethnography in south-west Romania: the villages of Oboga and Romana in Oltania Province; in Georgiou D, ‘The Vadastra Project’. London: BAR.
  • Clays from the riverbank: experimental pottery-making using locally sourced clays at Vadastra; in Georgiou D, ‘The Vadastra Project’. London: BAR.
  • The Recording and Analysis of Erosion Damage at Harehaugh hill-fort in Northumberland, report for English Heritage (for publication in refereed journal)
  • Archaeological Excavations at Harehaugh hill-fort in 2002 (submitted for publication in Archaeologia Aeliana 2006)
  • Cattle Droving in Northumberland (with I Roberts & A Rushworth), 2007. ISBN 000000

 

Unpublished Reports 2003-2007

Mitford Castle: Survey and Assessment. For Shepherd Offshore PLC. 2003.

Pegswood By-Pass Scheme: Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation. For Northumberland County Council (NCC). 2003.

Linnels, Hexham, Road Improvements: Archaeological Assessment. For Scott Doherty Ltd./ Northumberland County Council.  2003.

Heeston Bank, Kirkwhelpington: Archaeological Assessment and Survey. For Scott Doherty Ltd./Northumberland County Council. 2003.

Dalton, Northumberland: Archaeological Watching Brief. For NCC. 2003.

Burnside School, Whitley Bay: Archaeological Assessment and Recording. For Kajima Construction. 2003.

Marine Park School, Whitley Bay: Archaeological Assessment. For Kajima Construction. 2003.

Burnside School, Wallsend: Archaeological Assessment and Recording. For Kajima Construction. 2003.

Coquet Park School, Whitley Bay: Archaeological Assessment. For Kajima Construction. 2003.

Park Hall, Ashbrooke, Sunderland: Archaeological Assessment and Recording. For Barratt Newcastle Ltd. 2003.

Old Walls, Newton Underwood: Archaeological recording. For Shepherd Offshore PLC. 2003.

Charlotte Square, Newcastle: Archaeological Watching Brief. For City of Newcastle Planning Department (CNPD). 2003.

Stannington Junction: Archaeological Survey. For Scott Doherty Ltd./NCC. 2003.

Bremenium Way, Rochester: Archaeological Topographical Watching Brief. For Northumberland National Park Authority. 2003.

Eldon Square: Archaeological Assessment. For Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners. 2003.

Hanover Square, Newcastle: Photographic Recording and Assessment. For CNPD. 2003.

Princes Street, Corbridge: Archaeological Excavation. For NCC. 2003.

Carlisle Public House: Photographic Recording. For CNPD. 2003.

Corbridge Roman Site, Water Supply: Archaeological Watching Brief. For English Heritage. 2004.

Byermoor Farm, Archaeological Assessment. For Dickinson Dees Law Firm. 2005.

Link House, Newton-by-the-Sea: Archaeological Assessment. For Dickinson Dees Law Firm. 2004.

The Coliseum, Whitley Bay: Archaeological Assessment and Recording. For Barratt Newcastle Ltd. 2004.

Anchor Cottage, Corbridge: Archaeological Excavation. For NCC. 2004.

York Road, Whitley Bay: Archaeological Assessment. For Barratt Newcastle Ltd. 2004.

Corbridge Roman Site, Footpath works: Archaeological Excavation and Watching Brief. For NCC. 2004.

Lime Street, Newcastle: Archaeological Assessment and Photographic recording. For CNPD. 2004.

Northumberland Hill-forts Erosion Survey: Assessment and recording. For Northumberland National Park Authority. 2005.

Northumberland National Park Historic Village Atlas (with A Rushworth), 2004, for Northumberland National Park Authority. Individual Atlas Reports for the following villages: Akeld  (Glendale); Hethpool  (College Burn); Alnham  (Alndale); High Rochester  (Redesdale); Alwinton  (Coquetdale); Holystone  (Coquetdale); Byrness  (Redesdale); Ingram  (Breamish Valley); Elsdon  (Redesdale); Kilham  (Glendale); Falstone  (North Tynedale); Kirknewton & Westnewton  (Glendale);  Great Tosson  (Coquetdale); Tarset  (North Tynedale); Greenhaugh  (North Tynedale);  Harbottle (Coquetdale).

St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, Walbottle: Archaeological Excavation. For CNPD. 2005.
Harbottle Farm: Archaeological Excavation. For Northumberland National Park Authority. 2005.

Mitford Castle Conservation Project: Phase 1 Conservation Works, Archaeological watching Brief  (For Shepherd Offshore Ltd. 2005).

Castle Keep Development Project: Audience Development and Access. Report for the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. 2005.

The Former Smith’s Dock and A&P Shipyards, North Shields, Archaeological Recording, June 2005 (Produced in cooperation with Alan Williams for The Grainger Trust PLC)

Mitford Steads Farmbuildings, Archaeological Buildings Recording, July 2005 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for Shepherd Offshore Ltd).

Farmbuildings at The Gap, Gilsland, Archaeological Evaluation, July 2005,(for Trust Homes Partnership).

Link House, Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, Evaluation, July 2005 (Link House Farm Ltd).

Frenchman’s Row Bus Shelter, Throckley, Northumberland, Watching Brief, August 2005 (for Northumberland County Council)

Davidson’s Garage Site, Morpeth, Northumberland, Archaeological Assessment, September 2005 (For Neilson Binnie-McKenzie Consultants)

Musgrave Coach House, Gateshead, Building Survey, November 2005 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for Lifehouse Developments)

The Drovers Project, The Historical and Archaeological Background 2005 (Produced in cooperation with Alan Rushworth & Ian Roberts for NNPA)

Church Lane, Whitburn, Archaeological Assessment, November 2005 (For Neilson Binnie-McKenzie Consultants)
Railtrack Building, Mirk lane, Gateshead, December 2005 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for Adamson Developments Ltd.)

Elsdon Pinfolds, Elsdon, Northumberland, December 2005 (For Mr & Mrs Collier)

52 Carville Road, Wallsend, Assessment, January 2006 (For Paragon Health Care Group)

Davidson’s Garage Site, Morpeth, Evaluation, February 2006 (For Neilson Binnie-McKenzie Consultants)

Farmbuildings at The Gap, Gilsland, Watching Brief, April 2006 (For Trust Homes Partnership Ltd)
Eldon Square Regeneration Scheme, Newcastle, Watching Brief, April 2006 (For Sir Robert McAlpine PLC)
High Merrybent Borrow Pit, Melsonby, North Yorkshire, Assessment, May 2006 (For Hall Construction Services Ltd)

Burradon Infants School, Building Survey, May 2006 (For North Tyneside Council)

52 Carville Road, Wallsend, Evaluation, May 2006 (For Paragon Care Group)

Prospect House, Throckley, Evaluation, May 2006 (For Blaydon Builders Ltd)

The Great Storm of 1901: Information and Education Pack (Produced for and in association with the Maritime Archaeology Project. 2006)

Site adjacent to the White House Harbottle, Evaluation, May 2006 (For Mr Andrew Davison)

Browson Bank Land Raising Site, Dalton, North Yorkshire, Assessment, May 2006 (For Hall Construction Services Ltd)

Castle Hill Farm, Crawcrook, Farm Buildings Record, June 2006 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for Nigel Robson)

Green’s Farm, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, Farm Buildings Record, June 2006 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for Mr Bell & Mr Rouse)

Kenton West Farm, Assessment and Photographic Record, June 2006 (For W Dot Homes)

Keel House Site, Newcastle upon Tyne; archaeological evaluation, July 2006 (For Adderstone Group Ltd)

The Former Middle Meeting House, 2 Chapel Street, Berwick, Standing Building Assessment, July 2006 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for Maden Design and Build Ltd)

13-15 Coxon’s Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Watching Brief, July 2006 (For Rowley’s Plumbing Services)
Lion House, Alnwick, Assessment, July 2006, (For DEFRA)

Rivergreen Kennels, Meldon Estate, Molseden, Standing Buildings Record, July 2006 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for The Trustees of JMB Cookson)

Eldon Square Redevelopment, Newcastle additional assessment (revised), July 2006 (For CSC Properties Ltd).

Thirlwall, Northumberland, Historic Village Atlas (with A Rushworth), 2006 (for NNPA).

Biddlestone, Northumberland, Historic Village Atlas (with A Rushworth), 2006 (for NNPA).

Lion House, Northumberland, Watching Brief, November 2006 (For DEFRA)

The Tarset Archive Group Atlas of Archaeological and Historical Sites, 2006 (Produced in association with TAG)

Riverside Works, Newburn Industrial Estate, Newburn, Assessment, September 2006 (For A1 Industrial Trucks)

The Production and Sale of Beer and Whisky in Upper Coquetdale, October 2006 (Produced in cooperation with Ian Roberts for NNPA)

Heavygate Farm, Chopwell, Watching Brief, October 2006

Broomhouse Farm, Prudhoe, Recording, October 2006 (Produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder for Mr R Aldred)
Scon’s Park Proposed Opencast site, Byermoor, Gateshead – Archaeological Evaluation Phase 1: Topographical Survey, October 2006 (Produced in cooperation with Alan Williams for Hall Construction Services Ltd.)

Yeavering Cottages, Kirknewton, Watching Brief, November 2006 (for Mr & Dr Sismey-Durrant).

Reay Castle, Harbottle, Archaeological Evaluation, December 2006 (for Mr M Guy).

Gateshead Railway club, Historic Buildings Record, December 2006 (for Ainsworth Spark Associates)

32-34 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Historic Buildings Record, December 2006 (for 42nd Street Reality Ltd.)

Buteland Farm, Redesmouth, Archaeological watching Brief, December 2006 (for NEDL)

Monument Park, Sunderland, Archaeological Assessment, January 2007 (for W A Fairhurst & Ptnrs)

Wiselawmill Farm, Lauder, Scottish Borders, Archaeological Assessment and Historic Buildings Survey, January 2007 (for Mr M Middlemass)

The Stable Grange, West Throphill Farm, Meldon, Northumberland, Historic Buildings Record, January 2007 (for Storey & Edmundson, Builders Ltd.)

Proposed East Cramlington Golf Course, Cramlington, Northumberland, Archaeological Assessment, January 2007 (for Fairhurst Associates)

Mill Hill Farm, Dinnington, Historic Buildings Record, January 2007 (for Ainsworth Spark Associates)

Keel House Site, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Watching Brief, February 2007 (for Adderstone Group Ltd.)

Hethpool Mill and Stone Circle, Northumberland, Archaeological Watching Brief, February 2007 (for NEDL).

Tarset Archive Group Farm Surveys 2007, historic buildings surveys of 10 farms in the Tarset region of Northumberland - Burdonside, Burnmouth, Rushend, High Thorneyburn, Greenhaugh Farm, Tarset Hall, The Sneep, Burnbank, The Newton and Highfield - produced in cooperation with Peter Ryder.

Proposed Water Supply from Stanton Road to Abshiels, Stanton, Northumberland, February 2007 (for Hall & Partners)

The Camellia House, Westfield School Gosforth, Historic Buildings Record, February 2007 (for Westfield School)

Newcastle School For Boys, Historic Buildings Record, March 2007 (for NSFB)

Mitford Castle Conservation Project: Phase 2 Conservation Works, Archaeological watching Brief, April 2007 (for Shepherd Offshore Ltd.)

Eastlands, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Historic Buildings Record, April 2007 (for Mr I Baggert)

Benwell Hill Cricket Club, Archaeological Watching Brief, May 2007 (for Benwell Hill CC)

Charles Street Sunderland, Archaeological evaluation, May 2007 (for Turner & Townsend Ltd.)

Wingates, Northumberland, Historic Village Atlas, April 2007 (for Wingates Community History Group).

Yorkshire Dales National Park Historic Village Atlas, April 2007, for Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Individual Atlas Reports for the following villages: Aysgarth (Wensleydale); Carperby (Wensleydale); Castle Bolton (Wensleydale); Grinton (Swaledale); Gunnerside (Swaledale); Hardraw (Wensleydale); Keld (Swaledale); Low Row (Swaledale); Muker (Swaledale); Newbiggin (Bishopdale); Sedbusk (Wensleydale); Thoralby (Bishopdale); Thornton Rust (Wensleydale); West Burton/Walden (Bishopdale). 

Hareshaw Ironworks, Bellingham, Northumberland, Archaeological Evaluation, May 2007 (for Northumberland National Park Authority)

West Denton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Watching Brief, May 2007 (for NEDL)

Old Garage Site, Falstone, Northumberland, Archaeological Watching Brief, May 2007 (for Mrs J Scott)

Carliol Sq, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Watching Brief, June 2007 (for Openreach)

Warden Flood Alleviation Works, Northumberland, Archaeological Watching Brief, June 2007 (for The Environment Agency)

Woodbine Cottage, Holystone, Northumberland, Archaeological evaluation, June 2007 (for Mr & Mrs Blyth-Jones)

Nenthorn Stables, Nenthorn, Kelso, Historic Buildings Record, July 2007 (for Mr Renton, Architect)

Blencow Hall, North Tower, Archaeoogical excavation, July 2007 (for Mr & Mrs C Rowley)

Electricity Supply Trenches, Rothbury, Northumberland, Archaeological Watching Brief, July 2007 (for NEDL)

WC at Union Quay, North Shields, Archaeological Watching Brief, July 2007 (for North Tyneside District Council)

Half Moon Hotel, Gateshead, Historic Buildings Survey, August 2007 (for Adderstone Group Ltd.)

The Market Lane Tavern, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, Historic Building Survey and Watching Brief, August 2007 (for Sir John Fitzgerald Ltd.)

James William Street, Sunderland, Archaeological Assessment, September 2007 (for Paragon Healthcare Group)

Heart of the City, Access and Audience Development Report, September 2007 (for Newcastle City Council and The Dene of St Nicholas Cathedral)

Buttery Hall, Cheswick, Northumberland, Historic Buildings Record, September 2007 (for Madden Design and Build)

Land Adjacent to Ash Lea, Peels, Northumberland, Archaeological Evaluation, October 2007 (for Mrs T Hall)

Union Hall Farm, Durham, Archaeological Assessment, October 2007 (for Mr Cambrezzi)

Coplish Burn, Rothbury, Archaeological Watching Brief, October 2007

Hexham Road, Throckley, Archaeological Watching Brief, October 2007

Cockle Park Tower, Morpeth, Historic Buildings Photographic Record, October 2007

Garden Inn Sunderland, Archaeological Assessment, October 2007

Stanley Casinos, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Watching Brief, November 2007

Throckley Filling Station, Archaeological Assessment, November 2007

Eppleton Quarry, Sunderland, Archaeological Assessment, November 2007

Eastfield Coach House, Historic Buildings Record, November 2007

Percy St , Archaeological Watching Brief, November 2007

Hillgate Quay, Gateshead, Archaeological Evaluation, November 2007

Eldon Square Redevelopment Scheme 1, Archaeological Watching Brief, December 2007

Throckley Filling Station, Throckley, Archaeological Assessment, December 2007 (for Vision Developments)

Throckley Filling Station, Archaeological Evaluation, December 2007


Scon’s Park Proposed Opencast Scheme, Archaeological evaluation, February 2008 (for Hall Construction Services, Ltd.)

Halton Lea Proposed Opencast Scheme, Northumberland, Archaeological Assessment, February 2008 (for Hall Construction Services, Ltd.)

 

Additional

Editorial Board member, Interpreting Ceramics Journal (UWIC) - Appointed September 2000

Associate Staff member, Museum of Antiquities, University of Newcastle – January 2003 to May 2008.

Tutor in ceramics, Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne & Sunderland.

Member of Medieval Pottery Research Group.

Member of The Ceramic Petrology Group

Member of Real Tennis clubs of Jesmond Dene and Ireland

Member of Newcastle Bosnia Group management committee

 
 

 

Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is an associate of the Archaeological Practice Ltd., contributing to research-based projects with his specialist knowledge of post-medieval agriculture and industry in upland Northumberland. His oral history work has become a strong feature of community-based research projects carried out by the Archaeological Practice Ltd.

Qualifications

B.Ed(Hons) and Teaching Certificate University of London 1970
M.Ed (by research and thesis) University of Durham 1986
Ph.D University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1992.

Teaching and Research

Historical Research and King's College - Research Scholar 1973-75
North East London Polytechnic Associate Lecturer in Education (History)  1973-77
Walbottle High School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Head of History 1977-86; Head of Humanities Faculty 1986-89.
North East Regional Examination Board - Assistant Secretary 1989-1992; Subject Officer (Department Head) 1992-2002
Honourary Fellowship in the Department of History in the University of Durham 1989-present.

Publications

  • The Battle of Otterburn 600th Anniversary Booklet (Introduction, Elsdon Church and editing), The Redesdale Society and National Park, 1988.
  • "Social Mobility and the School: St Michael's College, Leeds, 1905-1915", in Journal of Educational Adminstration and History, University of Leeds, No 1 1989.
  • "Hunting in Redesdale" in Redewetter No 6, Redesdale Society, 1990.
  • "Opportunities for Agricultural and Horticultural School Qulaifications" in Maximising and Using Resources for Change - Conference Papers, Yorkshire Agricultural Society, 1996.
  • A Harvest of Hope (a history of the Jesuit Colleges in England 253pp), University of St Louis, USA, 1996.
  • Bellingham, North Tynedale and Redesdale (with Moira West 96pp) Tempus, Gloucester, 1998.
  • The High Level Bridge and Newcastle Central Station - 150 years across the Tyne (contributing author on Ridsdale Iron Works and ironfounding in Northumberland), North Eastern Railway Association, 1999.
  • "Iron Making in Redesdale and North Tynedale in the Nineteenth Century: The Problems of Rural Exploitation and Diversification" in Northern History, University of Leeds, 2000;
  • "Upstairs, dowmstairs - domestic service on a Border farm" in Bellingham Heritage Centre Newsletter, 2002.
  • "Railways and Rural Areas: the response of the individual" - forthcoming

Unpublished Theses

  • Jesuit Collegiate Education in England 1794-1914, M.Ed, University of Durham 1986.
  • Upland Farming in Northumberland 1850-1914, Ph.D, University of Newcastle 1999

Oral History
Originally used during his research on Jesuit Colleges (1973-75); subsequently in undertaking research on Northumbrian farming in the pre-1914 period, using the techniques employed by researchers such as Alwyn D. Rees (Life in a Welsh Countryside), David Jenkins (The Agricultural Community in South West Wales) and George Ewart Evans. Later refined and developed through membership of the Oral History Society and practice as a WEA tutor and researcher.

 

 
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