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CLASP Facebook re-launch

CLASP has recently relaunched its Facebook page. It can be found at:-

https://www.facebook.com/claspweb

We are keen to see it succeed but to do this it must have participation from CLASP members and others. You do not have to be a Facebook member yourself to either look at it or ‘post’ onto it.

Please post relevant views and thoughts together with your archaeological experiences. Any photographs you might have will be very welcome. Posts can either be made directly to the ‘page’ (by Facebook uses) or you may email them to our Facebook administrator Gina at:-

Secretaries/ representatives from CLASP member societies are asked to pass this message to their respective memberships if they have not already done so.

It is important for this initiative to succeed. Please support it and raise the CLASP profile on a wide front.




Introductions to Heritage Assets (Archaeology)

From Dave Hayward:

Just been looking at Historic England’s list of introductory documents that can be downloaded free from:-

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/selection-criteria/scheduling-selection/ihas-archaeology/

Really worth a look at as they provide good, basic, information on a myriad of archaeological/ historical topics, should be compulsory reading for all!




CLASP research at Borough Hill, Daventry

Apologies for the distorted photo first time round. Trying again:

From the CLASP Chair of Trustees, Dave Hayward:

As a follow on to the work CLASP did recording all the hill-forts in Northamptonshire, we are currently involved in a joint project with MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) researching the hill-fort on Borough Hill, Daventry. This site, ostensibly the second largest in the country, originated in the Bronze Age, was active throughout the Iron Age and, at least in part, active in the Roman. CLASP has undertaken an intensive geophysical survey on the Late Iron Age feature on the northern end of the site. Hopefully this project will result in a far better understanding of the ‘Hill.

The photograph, taken from Thrupp to the north east of Daventry, illustrates, from a distance, the northern end of Borough Hill and how it dominates the local landscape. Thanks to both commercial archaeology and work undertaken by CLASP this landscape is becoming better understood as an area full of prehistoric activity from the Neolithic period (including long barrows at Flore), significant Bronze Age occupation to the north and north west of Daventry, followed by all phases of the Iron Age across the landscape. Work undertaken by CLASP this year has revealed another Iron Age farm or settlement in the immediate area where the photograph was taken from.
If you want to get involved come and join us!

Dave Hayward




CLASP research at Borough Hill, Daventry

Apologies for the distorted photo first time round. Trying again:

From the CLASP Chair of Trustees, Dave Hayward:

As a follow on to the work CLASP did recording all the hill-forts in Northamptonshire, we are currently involved in a joint project with MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) researching the hill-fort on Borough Hill, Daventry. This site, ostensibly the second largest in the country, originated in the Bronze Age, was active throughout the Iron Age and, at least in part, active in the Roman. CLASP has undertaken an intensive geophysical survey on the Late Iron Age feature on the northern end of the site. Hopefully this project will result in a far better understanding of the ‘Hill.

The photograph, taken from Thrupp to the north east of Daventry, illustrates, from a distance, the northern end of Borough Hill and how it dominates the local landscape. Thanks to both commercial archaeology and work undertaken by CLASP this landscape is becoming better understood as an area full of prehistoric activity from the Neolithic period (including long barrows at Flore), significant Bronze Age occupation to the north and north west of Daventry, followed by all phases of the Iron Age across the landscape. Work undertaken by CLASP this year has revealed another Iron Age farm or settlement in the immediate area where the photograph was taken from.
If you want to get involved come and join us!

Dave Hayward




CLASP Strategic Plan, April 2014

CLASP P103 – Strategic Plan – 20 April 14




The CLASP facebook page is now open for business again!

Thanks to all who have posted, commented and liked within the CLASP fb page recently. Our aim is to broaden the appeal of this page and reinvigorate and increase core memberships.

To this end please post directly to the page any applicable information within the realm of archaeology and history. It will be great to see an increase in your posts!

These could include courses you know to be of interest, photos or videos pertinent particularly to West Northants or other like articles etc.

Please help us to maintain an engaging and informative page that will run alongside Clasp’s Web page as a means to widen our horizons. This week our new followers come from USA, NZ and nearby counties.

www.facebook.com/claspweb




CLASP Annual Report 2018

CLASP Annual Report 2018




Google Earth update

Google Earth has a new series of satellite shots from 08/2017 included, it might be worth having a look to see if you can establish anything new in your area.

If you do find anything please keep us posted via the email on the Contact Page of this website.




Public Meeting & AGM




Change to CLASP excavation, week commencing 17th September

The excavation scheduled for the week commencing 17th September 2018 at the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Nether Heyford has been changed to a further week at Thrupp, on the north side of the Daventry to Long Buckby Road. This has been caused by the farmer having to plant an earlier crop than anticipated, we do intend to return there in 2019 however.




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