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Recording the Bay: Survey of Plumpton Pier with CITiZAN

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What: Free training and archaeological survey of Plumpton Pier with Morecambe Bay Partnership and CITiZAN

Where: Plumpton, near Ulverston, Cumbria

When: 23rd March 2017, 10am to 4pm

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Join Morecambe Bay Partnership and CITiZAN to help undertake a survey and create new records of the remains of an early 20th century pier at Plumpton, near Ulverston.

During 2015, one of our volunteers reported they had come across the remains of a possible jetty at Plumpton near Ulverston. Further research indicates that this was once a substantial structure, labelled as a pier on the historic maps. It once served the limestone quarry, situated to the west of the jetty.

This inital survey work will help make a record of the site and begin to compile a background history of its history.

Volunteers will:

  • Help the team produce drawn, written and photographic archaeological records of the site
  • Record any features identified
  • Learn how to use the CITiZAN mobile application to record coastal sites

All equipment and training is provided. No previous experience is required. Please note that the site is muddy and a certain level of ability and sturdy footwear is required.

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 hesiate to ask either via email louise@morecambebay.org.uk or by phone 07760881581.

Morecambe Bay Partnership would like to thank The National Trust, The Crown Estate 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.

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