Archive for 2011

Bristol Harbour Railway Viaduct and The George & Railway Hotel Stables

During September and October 2011 BaRAS carried out a watching brief during demolition of a derelict late 19th-century railway viaduct and adjoining building at Temple Gate in Bristol. The site […]

Works at Sanctuary Gardens, Church Road, Bristol

BaRAS are involved in excavation and watching brief prior to and during construction groundworks for 11 detached dwellings at Sanctuary Gardens. The present Lias rubble, red brick and limestone walls […]

Brandon Hill Evaluation

In August and September 2011 two archaeological trial trenches were excavated across the line of Civil War-era fortifications at the top of Brandon Hill, Bristol. This is the only place […]

Medieval Stone Sundial

Post-excavation work on the finds recovered from St James’s Priory has lead to the discovery of what may be part of the earliest known ‘scientific’ sundial in Britain. The sundial […]

Bath Spa Railway Station

Brunel’s Bath Spa Railway Station has been undergoing renovation and rebuilding works since late 2010 with BaRAS monitoring these alterations. The majority of the work so far has concentrated on […]

Hanham Hall Update

Pitched stone surface at site of Hanham Hall Further work at Hanham Hall has been carried out recently, with the excavation of trenches for drainage being monitored. These were excavated […]

St James’ Priory, Part 3

Interior of St James’ Priory, looking east Archaeological monitoring of a major renovation programme at the St James’ Priory, Bristol has revealed evidence of activity from the medieval period onwards. […]

Further Discoveries at the Old Vic Theatre

Upper part of an 18th-century door between the upper box and the back of stage area at the Old Vic Theatre, Bristol Building work within the auditorium has uncovered a […]

Sanctuary Gardens, Church Road, Sneyd Park

The listed gazebo and walls next to the remains of a subterranean water tank An archaeological excavation and watching brief are being carried out prior to and during construction groundworks […]

Naval Volunteer, King Street, Bristol

A photographic record of four separate roof structures of The Naval Volunteer public house premises at Nos 17–18 King Street was carried out during renovation works. The Naval Volunteer, 17-18 […]

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