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Coalhouse Fort Park, Thurrock

Princess Margaret Rd, East Tilbury, Tilbury

RM18 8PB

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The fantastic Coalhouse Fort Park, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, includes the Victorian fort with its associated railway link, jetty and rifle range, as well as the foundations of an Henrician`blockhouse' built 1539/40, a late 19th century `Quick-Firer' battery and a low-level radar tower dating from World War II.

During the weekend you’ll learn more about the history of this fascinating site, fortified since the 15th century. You'll also develop the skills to carry out archaeological survey of a site and also learn how to use the CITiZAN mobile App to add detail to our England wide interactive map of coastal and intertidal archaeology.

Both Saturday and Sunday will run from 10am - 4pm, with the itinerary as below. No experience is necessary and lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits on both days will be provided!

Saturday 20 May

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome with tea, coffee and biscuits
10.15 – 10.45 Coalhouse Fort Park, a history
10.45 – 11.00 Introduction to CITiZAN
11.00 – 12.30 Research aims and methods, including a dry run at scale drawing
12.30 – 13.15 A guided tour of the Fort
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 (low tide 14.18) A walkover survey of the site then targeted recording of features

Sunday 21 May

11.00 – 13.00 Using documentary resources for research
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, with informal chat/question and answer session
14.00 – 16.00 (low tide 15.42) Continued recording of features on the site and a look at the CITiZAN app

If you have any questions please contact citizan@mola.org.uk

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Princess Margaret Rd, East Tilbury, Tilbury

RM18 8PB

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