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National Mapping Programme Mapping of Wild Purbeck

Front cover for Mapping of Wild Purbeck

Historic England Project Number 6600

By Carolyn Royall

This illustrated report describes the results and methods of the air photo and lidar mapping and interpretation undertaken for the Wild Purbeck National Mapping Programme (6600).

The project was funded by the Historic England Heritage Commissions Programme (HCP) and carried out by Carolyn Royall, Francis Shepherd, Krystyna Truscoe and Megan Val Baker of Cornwall Archaeological Unit. Mapping took place between December 2013 and November 2014 with the report completed in February 2016. The project used Historic England National Mapping Programme methods and standards.

This report includes an overview of the sources of aerial imagery and the methods used to create maps and records of the archaeological monuments. A period-based overview of the archaeological results highlights some of the discoveries and analysis arising from this work.


  • Summary
  • Background to the project
  • Aims and objectives
  • The project area
  • Overview of the aerial photographs
  • Previously known sites in the project area
  • Results of NMP mapping
  • References
  • Project archive
  • Appendix 1: Methodology
  • Appendix 2: Quantification assessment
  • Appendix 3: Working blocks
  • Appendix 4: Recommendations for further work

Additional Information

  • Series: Research Reports
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 148


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