Archaeological Building Recording
Offering the opportunity to learn how archaeologists approach the recording of historic buildings.
Working with Archaeological Project Services (APS), the Wisbech High Street Project has offered two workshops to learn more about how to record old buildings. These sessions are offered completely FREE of charge, organised by the Wisbech High Street Project and funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund
Beginners Session : Saturday 8th June 2019 10-12pm
For our first beginners session with Neil from APS, we looked at buildings on Wisbech High Street which has a huge variety of building styles and dates. Neil explained how archaeologists look for clues which indicate construction dates and how to spot alterations and changes. We also looked at several old photographs, postcards and images (most of which can be found on our History pages of the website) to look for clues of how buildings used to appear and when and how they may have changed. One thing everyone learnt is when looking at buildings is to always look up – these are where the clues really lie as its the shopfronts that get updated.
Advance Session : Saturday 15th June 2019 10-4pm
Following on from our beginners course a smaller group spent a whole day learning in more detail how archaeologists record historic buildings including making descriptive field notes, taking measured sketches and photographs. A massive thank you to Aldo Ierubino for allowing us free range of Castle Lodge for the mornings practical session!
Due to the popularity of these sessions we are looking at running some more soon. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for more info…