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The National Mapping Programme: New Forest Remembers

Front cover for The National Mapping Programme: New Forest Remembers

Results of NMP mapping

By Carolyn Royall

This illustrated report describes the results and methods of air photo and lidar assessment and mapping for the New Forest Remembers. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was carried out by Historic Environment, Cornwall County Council between January and November 2012. The project used English Heritage National Mapping Programme methods and standards.

The report includes a review of the sources used and how these and other factors influenced the results. An overview of archaeological results describes the extent, distribution, type and survival of remains. More detailed descriptions of the nature of the archaeological remains are covered in thematic sections. This report concludes with a summary of recommendations for further work and potential sites of national importance arising from the project.


1 Summary
2 Background to the New Forest Remembers Project
2.1 Circumstances of and reasons for the project
2.2 Overview of NMP methodology
3 Aims and objectives
3.1 Objectives
4 The project area
4.1 Archaeology of the New Forest
4.2 Previous work
4.3 Working blocks
4.4 Landscape and Geology of the project area
5 Overview of the aerial photographs
5.1 Specialist oblique photography
5.2 Vertical Photographs
5.3 Lidar
6 Results of NMP mapping
6.1 Overview of results
6.1.1 Numbers of sites in the project area
6.1.2 Form and survival of sites
6.2 NMP results: Bronze Age (2,200- 800BC)
6.2.1 Round barrows
6.2.2 Burnt Mounds
6.2.3 Field boundaries
6.3 NMP results: Iron Age sites (800BC – 42AD)
6.4 NMP results: Roman sites (AD43 – AD409)
6.4.1 Roman roads and hollow ways
6.4.2 Roman pottery kilns
6.5 NMP results: Prehistoric sites (4000BC –AD409)
6.5.1 Prehistoric field systems
6.5.2 Prehistoric enclosures
6.5.3 Prehistoric linear earthworks or cross dykes.
6.6 NMP results: Early medieval sites (AD410 – AD1065)
6.7 NMP results: Medieval sites (AD1066 – AD1539)
6.7.1 Settlements
6.7.2 Hunting lodges
6.7.3 Park Pales
6.7.4 Enclosures and pounds
6.7.5 Other medieval sites
6.8 NMP results: post medieval sites (AD1540 - AD1900)
6.8.1 Agricultural and woodland management features
6.8.2 Livestock management features
6.8.3 Industrial sites
6.8.4 Transportation Sites
6.8.5 Miscellaneous post medieval features
6.9 NMP results: Historic (medieval or post medieval) sites (AD410 -AD1900)
6.9.1 Enclosures
6.9.2 Rabbit warrens and pillow mounds
6.9.3 Deer Park
6.10 NMP results: twentieth century sites
6.10.1 Civilian Sites
6.10.2 First World War Military Features
6.10.3 Second World War Military Features
6.10.4 Cold War Sites
6.11 NMP results: Undated sites
6.12 Outcomes
6.13 Recommendations
7 References
7.1 Primary sources
7.2 Publications
Project Archive
Appendix 1 Methodology
Data processing
AutoCAD attached object data
GIS shapefiles
Data exchange
Project outcome

Additional Information

  • Series: Research Reports
  • Publication Status: Completed


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