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Publications:



Gaunt, A., & Wright, J. 2014. A palace for our kings - A decade of research into a royal residence in the heart of Sherwood Forest at Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Castle Studies Group Journal. Issue 15.


Gaunt, A., & Wright, J. 2013. A romantic royal retreat, and an idealised forest in miniature: The designed landscape of medieval Clipstone, at the heart of Sherwood Forest by Transactions of the Thoroton Society 117.


Knight, D., Baddeley, V., Budge, D., Gaunt, A. and Spence, U. 2012. Aggregates and Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. An Assessment of the Archaeological Resource. English Heritage ALSF Project 5787. Archive Report.


Mallett, L., Reddish, S., Baker, J., Brookes, S. & Gaunt, A. 2012. Community Archaeology at Thynghowe, Birklands, Sherwood Forest. Transactions of the Thoroton Society 116.


Gaunt, A. 2011. Clipstone Park and the Kings Houses- Reconstructing and interpreting a medieval landscape through non-invasive techniques. University of Birmingham Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity.


Gaunt, A. & Wright, J. 2011. Bothamsall Castle Archaeological and Historical Landscape Analysis. Transactions of the the Thoroton Society 115.




Archaeological Reports:



Gaunt, A., Crossley, S. & Budge, D. 2017 (forthcoming). Excavations at the Viking Assembly site of Thynghowe, Hanger Hill in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS028, Archaeological Report.


Gaunt, A. & Crossley, S. 2017 (forthcoming). “Digging the Demesne”, Archaeological Excavations in Castle Field, King John’s Palace, Waterfield Farm, Clipstone, Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS012, Archaeological Report.


Gaunt, A. 2017. Magnetometer Survey of Thynghowe, Hanger Hill in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS023, Archaeological Report.

 

Gaunt, A. 2017. Geophysical Magnetometer Survey at King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest.

Castle Field, Waterfield Farm, Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. MAS024. Archaeological Report.


Gaunt, A. 2017. Topographic Survey at King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest.

Castle Field, Waterfield Farm, Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. MAS011. Archaeological Report


Gaunt, A. 2017. Geophysical Magnetometer and Resistance Survey, and Topographic Survey at the Bath Grounds, and surroundings,  Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS027. Archaeological Report.


Gaunt, A. & Crossley, S. 2016. An Integrated Archaeological Survey of Cuckney Churchyard, Castle, and surroundings. Cuckney, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS021. Archaeological Report.


Gaunt, A. 2016. Magnetometer Survey, Cuckney Churchyard. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS020, Archaeological Report.


Gaunt, A., Wright, J., Budge, D., & Crossley, S. 2015. Excavation of the Medieval Boundary Ditch of King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS010. Archaeological Report.


Gaunt, A. & Crossley, S. 2014. The ‘Court Circle’ Excavation at Thynghowe, Hanger Hill, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Archaeological Report. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS005. Archaeological Report.

 

Gaunt 2012. Topographic Survey of Ridge and Furrow, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Report, Nottinghamshire County Council.


Gaunt, A. 2011. A Topographic earthwork survey of Thynghowe. Hanger Hill, Nottinghamshire. NCA-016. Archaeological report.


Gaunt, A. 2010. The King's Houses. A geophysical Resistance survey of King John's Palace, Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. NCA-018. Archaeological report.


Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2010. Woodborough Curchyard survey. A gravestone recording and condition survey, map and subsurface survey of St. Swithun's churchyards, Woodborough, Nottinghamshire. NCA-017. Archaeological report.


Gaunt, A. 2010. The deserted medieval village of Willoughby near Norwell. A topographic earthwork survey. NCA-014. Archaeological report.


Gaunt, A. 2010. Carburton water meadows system. A level 1 archaeological survey for Scott Wilson and Natural England. NCA-013. Archaeological report.


Gaunt, A. 2010. A level 1 archaeological survey of Carburton water meadows system. Carburton, Nottinghamshire. NCA-012. Archaeological report.


Gaunt, A. 2009. A topographic survey of the deserted village of West Burton, Nottinghamshire. NCA-004. Archaeological report.


Gaunt, A. 2009. An Ancient Work in Birkland- A topographic survey of an earthwork in Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Report for Nottinghamshire County Council. Report No. NCA-003.


Gaunt, A & Gillott, E. 2007. A Topographic Survey of Thieves Wood, Burial Mound, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Report for Nottinghamshire County Council. Report No. NCA001.




Published Archaeology:


Gaunt, A. & Budge, D. 2016. Excavation at Thynghowe, Hanger Hill. in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 120.


Gaunt, A. 2015 Geophysical Ground Penetrating Radar Survey, King John’s Palace, in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.


Gaunt, A. 2015 Cuckney Churchyard. in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.


Gaunt, A. 2015 Magnetometer Survey at Thynghowe, in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.


Gaunt, A. 2014. Clipstone, King John’s Palace, Geophysical Magnetometer Survey. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.


Gaunt, A. 2014. Edwinstowe Test Pitting Project. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 118.


Gaunt, A. And Budge, D. 2013. Clipstone Village. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 117.


Gaunt, A. 2013 Thynghowe, Hanger Hill. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 117.  


Gaunt, A. 2012. Medieval Settlement Development in Nottinghamshire. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 116.


Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2011 Birklands and Bilhaugh: Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 115.


Gaunt, A. 2010. A Geophysical survey of King John's Palace. King's Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 114.


Gaunt, A. 2010. An Archaeological survey of Willoughby Deserted Medieval Village. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 114.


Gaunt A. & Gillott, E. 2010. Woodborough churchyard survey 2010. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 114.


Gaunt, A. 2009. A Topographic Survey of the Deserted Village of West Burton: Season Two. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 113.

 

Gaunt, A. 2008. A Topographic Survey of an “Ancient Work” in Birklands. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.


Gaunt, A. 2008. Bramcote and Halam Churchyard Surveys. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.


Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2008. A Topographic Survey of Hamilton Hill. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.


Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2008. West Burton Topographic Survey. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.



Some of the Archaeological and Community Archaeology projects undertaken by Andy as supervisor or director over the last decade:



Sherwood Forest Archaeological training Field School, King John’s Palace 2017. Archaeological Excavation (upcoming)


Robin Hood’s Village Dig 2017 (upcoming)


Sherwood Forest Archaeological training Field School, King John’s Palace 2016. Archaeological Excavation


Ashby Bath Grounds - Improved Accessibility and Community Heritage Project, 2016, Geophysical Magnetometer Survey, Geophysical Resistance Survey, Topographic Survey


The Vikings of Sherwood: Investigating the Assembly Site of Thynghowe 2015-16, Heritage Lottery Fund, Archaeological Excavation. Friends of Thynghowe, Forestry Commission.


King John’s Palace Geophysical Ground Penetrating Radar Survey 2016


St Edwin’s Chapel Geophysical Ground Penetrating Radar Survey 2016


Does the Heritage of the Welbeck Estate Include A King Killed At Cuckney? An Integrated Archaeological Survey of Cuckney Churchyard, Castle, and surroundings. Cuckney, Nottinghamshire- Heritage Lottery Fund 2016. Geophysical Magnetometer Survey, Topographic earthwork Survey, Graveyard Survey with Total Station. (GPR Survey by RSK Geophysics)


Sherwood Forest Archaeological training Field School, King John’s Palace 2015 Archaeological Excavation


Discover King John’s Palace, Big Lottery Fund, Archaeological Test-pitting project 2015


King John’s Palace Geophysical Ground Penetrating Radar Survey 2015


Thynghowe ‘Court Circle’ Magnetometer Survey 2015, Forestry Commission.


Robin Hood’s Village Dig Phase 2, 2014,  Test Pitting Project


Kings Clipstone Historic Building Recording Maun Cottage 2014


St. Edwin’s Chapel Fieldwalking and Geophysical Magnetic Survey 2014


Sherwood Forest Archaeological training Field School, King John’s Palace 2014


King John’s Palace Geophysical Magnetometer Survey 2014


King John’s Palace Topographic Survey 2014


Robin Hood’s Village Dig 2014  Test-Pitting Project


Burton Road Community Excavation 2014, Ticknall, Derbyshire


The Friends of Thynghowe: Forgotten Heritage of Birklands “Court Circle” excavation 2014. Heritage Lottery Fund.


Digging the Demense Test-Pitting Project, King John’s Palace


Heath End Pottery Kiln Excavation 2013


Hilton Village Project 2013, Test-Pitting Project


Kings Clipstone Village Project 2013 Test-Pitting Project


King John’s Palace Boundary Ditch Excavation 2012


Kirkby Hardwick Excavation- Season 2, 2012


Laneham Landscape Archaeology Project Excavation 2012


Mons Pool Field School 2012


Mons Pool Community Excavation 2012


Willoughby Deserted Village Topographic Survey 2012


Willoughby Deserted Village Geophysical Survey 2012


Sandhills Sconce Civil War Fort Topographic Survey for English Heritage 2012


Farndon Earthwork Topographic Survey 2012


Topographic Survey, Girton Meadows, 2012


Topographic Survey of Ridge and Furrow, Stapleford 2012


Papplewick Moor Pond Wood Topographic Survey 2012.


Thynghowe Topographic Survey 2011


Mons Pool Community Excavation 2011


Kirkby Hardwick Excavation- Season 1, 2011


King John’s Palace Geophysical Survey 2010


Mons Pool Community Excavation 2010


Willoughby Deserted Medieval Village Survey 2010


West Burton Deserted Village Topographic Survey 2009


Carburton Water Meadows, Sherwood Forest Level 1 Survey 2009


Jacksdale Warf Green Excavation 2009


Hamilton Hill Topographic Survey 2009


Mons Pool Community Excavation 2008


Bothamsall Castle Topographic Survey 2008


Hayman Rooke Enclosure Topographic Survey 2008


West Burton Deserted Village Topographic Survey 2008


Papplewick Moor Pond Wood Topographic Survey 2006 & 2007


Collingham Excavation 2007


Sherwood Forest Walkover Level 1 Survey 2006-2008


Pancake Hill Motte and Bailey Excavation 2006






Previous Presentations and Talks:


Andy has given hundreds of talks to local groups including history and archaeology societies, including the Nottinghamshire Local History Association, CBA East Midlands, Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, and the Derbyshire Archaeological Society. He has also spoken to many wider interest groups including adult learning societies including U3A groups, Women’s institues, and village groups,



Some notable past lectures include:



“Cultural Sherwood” Andy Gaunt (MA BSc FGS FRGS) and Carl Cornish (MPhil CEnv CMIEEM Sherwood 2020 Vision Project Manager). The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) members weekend, Nottingham Conference Centre. April 2017.


“Nefarious Notts: Medieval Sherwood Forest, Outlaws and Villains” Nottinghamshire Archives, Inspire, Culture, Learning, Libraries, Nottinghamshire County Council. April 2017.


“Imagining Sherwood Forest: The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project, Medieval Sherwood Forest” RSPB Sherwood Management Group at The Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. April 2017.


Medieval Sherwood Forest: The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project, King John’s Palace, settlement and landscape. Andy Gaunt. Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham. January 2017.


Archaeology and History of Medieval Sherwood Forest, Forest Lodge Edwinstowe, for Nottinghamshire County Council. Feb 2016.


Thoroton Society Annual Archaeology Lecture 2015: The people of the palace: voices of a community at Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. November 2015.


The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Mercian Spring Conference 2015 Nottingham University. April 2015.


Archaeology of King John’s Palace, Clipstone, at the Southwell Archaeology Day Conference 2015.


Archaeology of Sherwood Forest and King John’s Palace, Derbyshire Archaeological Society Nov. 2014.


The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Mercian Spring Conference 2014 Nottingham University.


The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Elmet Archaeology Conference 2014.


Council for British Archaeology East Midlands conference presentation Archaeology & History of King's Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. 2013.


Medieval Settlement development in Nottinghamshire: A planned Medieval Settlement in the village of Laneham, Nottinghamshire. Recent results from an archaeological project. Andy Gaunt. Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham. 2012.


Researching the deserted medieval village and fields of Willoughby near Norwell, Nottinghamshire. Professor Michael Jones (Norwell Parish Heritage Group) and Andy Gaunt (Nottinghamshire County Council) East Midlands Heritage: conference to mark the publication of the Updated Research Agenda and Strategy for the Historic Environment of the East Midlands. 2012.


A New Medieval Map of Sherwood Forest. Society for Landscape Studies. Nottingham Contemporary 2011.


Hunting the Norman Forest- Mapping Sherwood Forest using GIS. Council for British Archaeology East Midlands conference 2011.


A Cast Iron Legacy: Remembering the roots of an industrial village in Nottinghamshire Emily Gillott and Andy Gaunt (Nottinghamshire County Council)Footprints of Industry Conference 3rd-7th June 2009 - Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, United Kingdom.





Presentations to groups and societies on Archaeology topics include:


Nottingham PROBUS,


Blidworth & District History & Heritage Society ,


Upper Broughton History Group, Mansfield and District U3A,


Kneesall History Group, Breathe Easy Mansfield and Ashfield Support Group,


Forest Town Nature Conservation Group,


South Muskham Heritage Group,


Edwinstowe History Society,


Granby and Sutton Women’s Institute.


East Bridgford Local History Group,


Edwinstowe PROBUS,


Beeston PROBUS,


Ilkeston U3A,


Calverton History Society,


Woodborough Local History Group,


Numismatic Society of Nottingham,


Arnold Local History Group,


Newark Archaeological & Local History Society,


Norton,Cuckney History Society,


Norwell Parish Heritage Group,


Nottingham Civic Society,


North Muskham History Group,


Priories Historical Society,


Sherwood Archaeological Society,  


The Battle of Hatfield Investigation Society,


The Friends of Thynghowe,


Radcliffe-on-Trent Local History Society,


The Sherwood Forest Trust,


Nottinghamshire County Council,


Nottingham University,


Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A,


Loughborough Grammar School,


Wellow History Society,


Dove Valley Community Archaeology,


Ticknall Archaeological Research Group,


Caunton Local History Society,


Muskham Vale Heritage Group,


East Leake and District History Society,


Bromley House Library,


Keyworth History  Society,


Lincolnshire, Friends of Lincoln Archaeological Research and Education,


Nottinghamshire Archives,


The Ironbridge Institute,


Elmet archaeology,


Dearne Valley Archaeology Group,


Coddington History Group,


Libraries, Archives Information and Learning Newark Library,


North & South Clifton Womens’ Institute,


Sutton-in-Ashfield Metal Detectorists Club,


Nottingham Castle Museum


Friends of Moor Pond Wood in Papplewick,


Bilborough Local History Group,  


The Thoroton Society,


Newark and District Young archaeologists Club,


Nottinghamshire Local History Society


Derbyshire Archaeological Society


Pentagon History Society


Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery


Society of Landscape Studies


Council for British Archaeology East Midlands


Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds


Radcliffe-on-Trent MBC


Repton Village History Group


Orston & Thoroton Womens’ Institute


The Friends of Bestwood Country Park


Farnsfield Local History Society


FARI Archaeology


Gotham & District Local History Society


Hucknall Heritage Society


Navenby Archaeology Group


Forest Town and District U3A


Jacksdale & Westwood Area Culture & Heritage.


MBArchaeology & Researching Roman Southwell team


Calverton Preservation & History Society


Lambley Historical Society


Bothamsall Village


Sutton Bonington local History Society


Kirby and District Archaeology Group


Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Cultural Sherwood, Nottingham Conference Centre 2017.




Television and Radio:



Channel Four’s Walking Through History with Tony Robinson:


Episode 5 “King John’s Ruin”


Andy acted as Sites Consultant and episode consultant for Channel Four’s “Walking Through History” He was also interviewed by Tony Robinson at two locations:


King John’s Palace,


and the Parliament Oak.



http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history/on-demand/59252-005


http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history/articles/all/king-johns-ruin-peak-district/2816




Andy Gaunt Archaeologist Tony Robinson Walking Through History Sherwood Forest






















Picture: Andy Gaunt with Tony Robinson on Walking Through History Channel 4




Andy Gaunt Archaeologist Tony Robinson Walking Through History Sherwood Forest





















Picture: Andy Gaunt on Walking Through History Channel 4





Time Team 2011: King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire 2011:


Independent Site Consultant





Recent interview on Radio Four:



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Picture: Andy Gaunt (centre) being interviewed for Radio Four’s Open Country Programme about Sherwood Forest and the archaeology of King John’s Palace.





Interviews for NottsTV :




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Picture: Andy Gaunt on NottsTV 2014



Nottinghamshire NottsTV Robin Hood Sherwood Forest Archaeology




























Picture: Andy Gaunt on NottsTV 2014





Interviews for local and regional radio stations.


Interviewed by BBC Breakfast News - Medieval Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood.


Interviewed by BBC East Midlands Today


Interviews for local and regional radio stations:


Radio Nottingham, Radio Mansfield


Advice to television companies on the medieval period, Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood.




Magazines and printed Press:




Interviewed for Archaeology Magazine (253,000 readers in USA and globally):




Archaeology Magazine Robin Hood Sherwood Forest King John's Palace Mercian Archaeological Services CICMercian Archaeological Services CIC and our work at King John’s Palace in the Sept-Oct 2016 edition of the Archaeology Magazine- Official Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Royal Sherwood: A long-overlooked site, the excesses of English royalty, and the origin of a legend

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/225-1609












Interviewed by Current Archaeology Magazine:



Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project in Current Archaeology magazineThe Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project in Current Archaeology Magazine February 2014:

Hunting King John's Palace in Sherwood Forest... covering some of our work for the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.

Page 11 Issue 287.








Interviewed by the Guardian Newspaper- Medieval Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood.



Interviewed by Nottingham Post



Articles in Mansfield Chad:



Sherwood Forest in the Chad NewspaperThe Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project in the Chad Newspaper: Unearthing Mansfield’s secret past

Andy Gaunt

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/unearthing-mansfield-s-secret-past-1-6220209




Regular Columnist in Sherwood Magazine.


Andy Gaunt MA BSc CertHE FGS FRGS