Recording Guide


I have started a basic site recording guide which will introduce you to the basics of archaeological field recording. The focus of this guide will be on Second World War defences and how you can record local surviving sites.

The overall aim of this guide is to enable anyone to create detailed records that can then be submitted for inclusion in local Historic Environment Records, ensuring the long term preservation of surviving sites ‘in the record’ as a basic minimum.

You can find further support and information through the UK Second World War Facebook group. The group admins are more than happy to provide advice for anyone wishing to undertake a field recording and research project.

Guides published so far are-

Starting Out- An introduction to sources of information

Starting Out: Part 2- Further sources of information

Investigating Aerial Photographs- An introduction to aerial photograph interpretation

Planning Your Project- A guide to planning your field work

Introduction to Field Recording- Part 1: Grid References & Directions

Introduction to Field Recording- Part 2: Making Observations & Assessing Strategy

I will add further information to this guide when time permits. Watch this space!