Checking the Records

While work continues on the archaeological site of the Archway Project, BACAS members are also assisting synthesising the results in a database. The team have been tracing drawings so that the scales used are consistent, and making clean copies where required. These are being compared to the actual archaeology and amended as necessary, to complete a detailed point-in-time record of all structures and deposits within the development area.

Marek Lewcun, long-time BACAS member, is working for Cotswold Archaeology on the project and co-ordinating liaison with the BACAS crew. Marek has worked on this particular site a number of times and his knowledge of previous records has proved invaluable to the project.

The photo shows (left to right) Robin Holley (BACAS), Marek Lewcun (Cotswold/BACAS), Zosia Matyjaszkiewicz (Roman Baths), and Mark Brett (Cotswold).

About the Archway Project

The Roman Baths is part-way through a major scheme – The Archway Project – to open up new areas of the site to visitors and to expand into buildings on the other side of York Street in Bath. As part of this project, BACAS is assisting with the excavations and interpretation of the archaeology of the site. BACAS is a partner of The Roman Baths on the archaeological component of the project and will work alongside the selected archaeological contractors, Cotswold Archaeology. The majority of the funding for the project has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund; however, substantial funding has also been provided by Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council, The Clore-Duffield Foundation and The Garfield Weston Foundation, and fund-raising continues.