Actions and Detail Panel
Recording the Bay: Survey of Hest Bank Jetty with CITiZAN
Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 10:00 – Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 16:00 GMT
What: Free survey training and condition survey of Hest Bank Jetty with Morecambe Bay Partnership and CITiZAN
Where: Hest Bank, near Morecambe, Lancashire
When: 21st and 22nd March 2017, 10am to 4pm daily (book either for one day or both days)
Join Morecambe Bay Partnership and CITiZAN to help undertake a condition survey and update the records of Hest Bank Jetty, near Morecambe.
During 2004, the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay revealed a large stone jetty off the shores of Hest Bank. Oxford Archaeology North subsequently recorded this jetty in 2009 and this new work will use the previous survey to assess if/where the exposed jetty has changed and if any new archaeological features have been uncovered.
- Help the team check the records compiled in 2009 and assess the condition of the site
- Record any new features identified
- Learn how to use the CITiZAN mobile application to record coastal sites
- Produce drawn, written and photographic archaeological records of the site
All equipment and training is provided. No previous experience is required. Please note that the site is very uneven and a certain level of ability and sturdy footwear is required.
Hest Bank Jetty was constructed around 1820 and enabled cargos to be offloaded and transported by canal to their destination. The jetty was used for cargo until 1848, when it was being encroached by the sands of Morecambe Bay. Later use by the militia in the 1860’s-70’s saw a target being erected at the end of the jetty.
Further information about the Oxford Archaeology Survey and history of the site can be found here:
Volunteers will be sent additional information about meeting points and arrangements for the survey days following booking on the training. Any questions? Please don't hestiate to ask either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07760881581
Morecambe Bay Partnership would like to thank RSPB and Natural England who have given special permission for the survey work.
This volunteer training/participation opportunity is being hosted as a join event between Morecambe Bay Partnership and CITiZAN. It is part of the community archaeology and maritime projects within the Heritage Lottery Funded Headlands to Headspace Landscape Partnership Scheme (http://www.morecambebay.org.uk/HeadlandstoHeadspace). CITiZAN (http://www.citizan.org.uk) is a national coastal archaeology recording/training project supported by heritage Lottery Fund, The Crown Estate, Historic England, The National Trust, Nautical Archaeology Society and Council for British Archaeology.