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February 19, 2018

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence

The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership (LP), a five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme aimed at engaging people with the historic, natural and cultural landscapes of the area, is seeking to appoint a consultant to undertake an archaeological and historic landscape survey for Win Green Hill, Fontmell and Melbury Downs.

The aim of the research is to examine the available documentary (and fieldwork) evidence to create a detailed chronological report of the development of the landscape and, based on this, to make recommendations to enhance conservation and interpretation of the historic environment. The research must try to determine the phased development of the landscape through all prehistoric and historic periods, including farming, woodland, industrial and military uses to inform the locations for future management.

Field boundary character, location and change over time will also be an important element, as future recommendations for fence removal and enhancement of boundaries, such as hedgerows and stone walls, will need to be founded on documentary and fieldwork evidence.

Initial conversations and field visits with National Trust staff will be essential to gain background information. National Trust archives and documentary and bibliographic sources held at Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, and Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre (Chippenham), as well as Wiltshire and Dorset Council historic environment record entries, are all avenues of research, as is the Historic England Archive (Swindon).

An important element of the research will be historic map analysis and the use of past mapping to build up a picture of land use change and the recording of sites and monuments in the landscape.

The appointed contract will report to the Regional Archaeologist, Martin Papworth. A progress report is required at least once a month or more frequently if necessary.

The deadline for all tenders is 5pm on Monday 27 November 2017. The fee for the research project is no more than £2,500 (excluding VAT).

For an informal discussion or more information about this role, contact Roger Goulding, Landscape Partnership Development Officer; tel: 01725 517417; email: rogergoulding@cranbornechase.org.uk.

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