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 burial was also excavated and recorded on the island.
2015: An Archaeological Watching Brief was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology/Ramboll UK (OAR) on the Cell 1 tidal lagoon, Wallasea Island, Essex on the 15th July 2015. The Watching Brief took place on two machine cut breaches (Breach 1 and 3) excavated through the present earthen bank sea walls. The breaches were part of the C828 works carried out by BAM Nuttall on behalf of Crossrail and were part of the Royal Society Protection of Birds’ (RSPB) Wallasea Island “Wild Coast Project”.
2014: In July 2013 Oxford Archaeology/Ramboll (OAR) carried out the recording and excavation of an animal skeleton discovered during earthworks on Wallasea Island, Essex. The fieldwork was undertaken on behalf of Crossrail during works related to the distribution of spoil generated from the Crossrail scheme as well as the excavation of surface scrapes and ponds to create a wetland area for the RSPB.