Stage Two of the Coleshill Uncovered project took place on Sunday 2 July – Thursday 7 July, 2011.
Objectives for the week:
1. Complete the clearance work started during the January 2011 evaluation weekend on the concrete slabs in Sector 1. This work will also now include exploratory trenches that will hopefully provide both further information about the construction of the structures and also regarding the original use of the structures.
2. Undertake clearance work and excavate two trenches at the MT ramp.
3. Work carried out so far at Structure 2, previously known as the Generator Base, has not really yielded any useful information about its use. We therefore propose excavating two trenches at this feature.
4. The metal detecting that was carried out over the evaluation weekend provided both a substantial number of artefacts and a number of strong signals that should be investigated further. Subject to number of detectorists on site, we believe that a larger systematic gridded metal detecting survey of these areas (Sectors 1 & 2) will provide us with even more evidence of the training landscape.
5. Follow-up all strong MD & geophysics signals recorded during the January 2011 evaluation weekend with some excavation to see if any further structural remains (including another possible OB) can be identified.
6. Depending on manpower available we will also look to conduct an initial walking survey of Sectors 3 and 4.
See working images from Stage Two here
See site photos here
See finds images here, here, here and here.
Stage Two - July 2011: The official report and findings for work carried out in July can be downloaded here