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Steve ParryA new survey undertaken by our MOLA Northampton team on behalf of the Castle Studies Trust has revealed new details about how Fotheringhay Castle near Peterborough may have developed from a small motte and bailey into the favoured seat of generations of royalty.
15.07.2019Sustained economic growth and building enough houses to meet demand are critical to the country’s future. Yet proposals for growth are so often met with fierce local opposition and resultant indecision. Professor Tony Curtis, considers this and what can be done to smooth the way for much needed housing development.
MOLA Headland team
12.07.2019Recording of archaeological data during an excavation is traditionally captured using paper record sheets. Working with a specialist software company, our MOLA Headland data experts developed an app-based digital recording system.
Buttons, cloth and metalwork: Drapers’ Hall excavation uncovers long tradition of industry at Coventry’s historic core
09.07.2019Excavations and historic building recording carried out at Drapers’ Hall in Coventry have shed new light on the development of Coventry’s historic core.