Archaeology Report Archive

C257_Progress_Photos_August_2011_13732.jpgIntroduction 

Crossrail’s archaeology programme has produced an extensive ‘grey literature’ library (grey literature is the term for content produced in the course of research which does not form part of the eventual published academic papers). This consists of built heritage and archaeology fieldwork reports, desk-based assessments, and Written Schemes of Investigation (WSIs).

This archive provides public access to these resources. Copies shall also be included in the full fieldwork archives that are provided to the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) for works in London and other local authority Historic Environment Records (HER) for works that were undertaken outside Greater London.

Archive items deposited with the LAARC or HERs shall also include the primary fieldwork records and digital components such as CAD, GIS, and database files, photographs and other primary research materials.

Organisation

The archive is organised as a series of geographic datasets that contain documents related to a specific location. Dates attributed to each document are the date of the latest accepted version and may not reflect the date the document was first produced or the year in which the actual work was undertaken.

Scope

The current (2016) content is limited to works undertaken in the Crossrail Central Section (Old Oak Common to Stratford and Plumstead). Further reports that have been produced for the outer sections of the Crossrail Route shall be made available in due course.

Archaeology Report Archive

Summary Publication date Document Type

Archaeology archive – Bond Street Station

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset covers Crossrail archaeology works at Davies Street and Hanover Square London W1, the sites for the Western and Eastern Ticket Halls for the new Bond St station. A desk study, WSIs and results of built heritage and archaeology recording works are included. The Davies Street excavation revealed a channel in...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Eleanor Street Shaft

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes a desk study, WSI and fieldwork reports for an archaeology evaluation undertaken in advance of construction of the Crossrail intermediate shaft works comprising a temporary access shaft and a main ventilation shaft at Eleanor Street. No Prehistoric, Roman or medieval remains have been found.  The...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Farringdon Station

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset comprises desk study, WSIs, building recording and archaeology fieldwork reports, associated with Crossrail Farringdon Station. Works were conducted between 2009 and 2015. During the excavation of a grout shaft in Charterhouse Square in March 2013, Crossrail uncovered evidence for a 14th-15th century Black...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Fisher Street Shaft

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset contains a desk study and WSI prepared for Crossrail works at Fisher Street shaft. Subsequently no fieldwork recording was required or commissioned.

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Ilford

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes the WSI and fieldwork reports for archaeology and built heritage recording undertaken at the site of the new Crossrail Ilford Train Depot and nearby TUCA training academy.  

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Archaeology archive – Limmo Peninsula (Canning Town)

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes the WSIs and fieldwork reports for recording undertaken at the Crossrail worksite at Limmo Peninsula (Canning Town). The remains of the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company which played an important part in London’s docklands development and Newham’s social history were recorded. The site...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Liverpool Street Station

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset contains the desk study, WSIs, archaeology reports and built heritage reports for work carried out at four worksites for the new Liverpool Street Station area (Liverpool Street, Bloomfield Street, Finsbury Circus and Moorgate). There are 2,000 years of history buried beneath the site of Crossrail’s L...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – North Woolwich Portal

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes the desk study, WSIs, and fieldwork reports for investigations undertaken within the Crossrail North Woolwich portal worksite. The location of the site was predicted through use of a geo-archaeology borehole predictive model, which is also included. The work discovered a Mesolithic ‘tool-making ...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Old Oak Common Depot

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes a desk study, WSI and several fieldwork reports describing the extensive building recording and archaeology investigation at Old Oak Common. In November 1898 an ambitious scheme of works was put forward to solve the congestion affecting the approaches to Paddington station on the Great Western Rai...

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Archaeology archive – Paddington Station

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset contains the desk study, WSIs, and fieldwork recording reports for Crossrail archaeology and built heritage works in the vicinity of the Grade 1 listed Paddington Station. Several features associated with the Great Western Railway’s 19th century Paddington Goods Yards and Paddington Station were recorded...

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Archaeology archive – Plumstead

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes desk study, WSIs and fieldwork report describing excavations carried out at the Crossrail Plumstead tunnel portal in 2012. Several wooden stakes and a stone hammer tool showed that Bronze Age ancient Britons were accessing and exploiting the landscape resources of the floodplain. The work was info...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Pudding Mill Lane

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes desk study, WSIs, and fieldwork reports for works in and around the River Lea. Excavations at Pudding Mill Lane portal produced evidence for earlier industry. Several rows of timber posts with wattle frames in between them were found which possibly represent the remains of fish weirs or revetments...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Stepney Green

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset contains the desk study, WSIs, and fieldwork reports for works at Stepney Green. Crossrail shaft construction at Stepney Green required investigation and recording focussed on the historical site of Worcester House, a moated manor house constructed by the Marquis of Worcester in 1597. The remains of severa...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Tottenham Court Road Station

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset contains the desk studies, WSIs, historic building reports and archaeology fieldwork reports for Crossrail works carried out at Tottenham Court Road station. The work covers three main areas; the western ticket hall in Dean Street, the Eastern Ticket Hall at Charing Cross Road, and investigation in Soho Sq...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Victoria Dock Portal, Custom House and Connaught Tunnel

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes the WSIs, desk studies, and fieldwork reports for Victoria Dock Portal, Custom House and Connaught tunnel. At Victoria Dock Portal the geo-archaeological sequence consisted of evidence for a meandering river of potentially early Holocene date, with tidal creeks forming adjacent to it.  Of interes...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Wallasea Island

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

The WSI and fieldwork reports for archaeology works undertaken during the creation of the Crossrail/RSPB nature reserve at Wallasea Island are included in this dataset. A Watching Brief took place on two machine cut river wall breaches (Breach 1 and 3) excavated through the present earthen bank sea walls. An animal bur...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Paddington New Yard & Westbourne Park (Royal Oak Portal)

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset includes the desk study, WSIs, archaeology and built heritage reports relating to sites around Crossrail’s tunnel portal in West London. At Paddington New Yard remains of structures built by celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel for his Great Western Railway were unearthed. Findings included fo...

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Whitechapel Station

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This archive contains the desk study, WSI and reports for archaeological investigations and building recording at Whitechapel for Crossrail. Various 18th-19th century remains related to rail heritage and the Albion Brewery are reported.

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Archaeology archive –Woolwich

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

This dataset contains the desk study, WSI and fieldwork interim report linked to Crossrail’s Woolwich Station archaeology carried out by Berkeley Homes.

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Archaeology archive – Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road LU

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

London Underground Ltd undertook historic building recording and archaeology investigation associated with the LU upgrade and Crossrail construction at Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road stations. This dataset comprises the WSI and fieldwork reports.

19/07/2016 Dataset

Archaeology archive – Chatham, Kent

Topic area: Archaeology Report Archive

The WSI and watching brief report included here were prepared for the construction of the Crossrail Eastern tunnels segment factory in Chatham, Kent.

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