Record Number : 88125 of 13452

Title : Channel tunnel rail link section 1 phase 1 archaeological archive : evaluation and interim excavation data

Description :
The Phase 1 archive of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), representing the route of the link from Fawkham Junction (Gravesham) to Folkestone, is a major new research archive for the archaeology of Kent. The construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has provided a unique opportunity to investigate thousands of years of change and development across the landscape and the archaeological programme of works associated with CTRL is probably the largest ever undertaken in the UK. The Link is the first new railway to be built in Britain for over a century and runs for 109km (68 miles) between St Pancras station in London and the Channel Tunnel. The Phase 1 archive represents the first 74 km of this route and was finished in September 2003. The second section, which continues the railway into London, is under construction and will be completed in early 2007. The CTRL Phase 1 archive is organised at a site level allowing access to data from 122 interventions and is accompanied by extensive introductory text both at an overall project level as well as the individual site level. The archive itself contains site reports, site datasets and images for 122 excavations, evaluations and geophysical and standing building surveys provided in a number of file formats (RTF, PDF, CSV and SVG). The data can be accessed through any of three search interfaces (a spatial map search, a period search or an advanced search) or alternatively via a full site list. The CTRL archive is also fully integrated into the ADS's ArchSearch catalogue allowing spatial searches to retrieve CTRL site level data alongside archaeological data from a number of other sources such as the National Trust SMR and the National Monuments Record. The site is easily navigable through the standard ADS interface and users are required to accept the ADS terms and conditions prior to accessing the resource. The website data is easily accessible, logically arranged and provided in a number of easily usable data types. Users should be aware that, at present, the site only contains data from Phase 1 of the project and will expand over the next few years with the deposit of Phase 2 data as well as themed analytical reports.


Uncontrolled Keywords : Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) Section 1 -- Archives; Kent (England) -- Antiquities; Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- Kent

Controlled Keywords : Europe; United Kingdom; England; Kent;

Language : eng;

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