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Stroud Aerial Archaeology

 

John Wells and Heidi Walker

Promoting the use of kite aerial photography as a low-cost, inclusive, environmentally friendly technique for archaeological and heritage photography

Register of Kite Aerial Photographers

West Grange

Stroud

Heidi trying a different way to take aerial photos

 

Hailey Wood

2017-

Bath and Bristol YAC

Apia julis, Bristol.

Apia Julia 2009

Alney Island

2017-

Stratford Court

Stroud

Harnhill Manor Farm

DART Thermal Project 2012

Amphitheatre

Cirencester

Paganhill

 

Long Barrow

Selsey

Nesley Farm

2011

Site 01

2017-

Site 02

2018-

Near Trewsbury Camp

2018-

Nupend

2018 - Access denied by landowner

Site 05

Site 06

2018-

 

 

   

Very much a continuous work in progress, both the webpages and the archaeological and other sites.

Not all sites that we visit will necessarily be listed. The location of some features will be withheld, at least initially, especially if they are not on the historical  record. Speculative features will be included when there is evidence of early occupation nearby.

A listing may be removed if investigation adds no further information.

As a charity which promotes non-invasive remote sensing, the most we do onsite in Gloucestershire is fly a kite with a camera/imager and possibly walk the field, around the edge normally. We do not excavate.

Failure to gain permission to fly on a site impedes but does not stop investigation as we can then turn to imaging from satellite and plane over the months of winter. We may, at sometime, fund a near infra-red aerial survey of the area by plane.

Aerial photography can give both young and old a new perspective on the area in which they live.

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In the Beginning, Helicopter, Plane and Balloon

Our first flights into aerial photography were 30 years ago over the Carribean, Gloucestershire and later Chichen Itza and Bristol:

http://armadale.org.uk/aerialphotography.htm

Bussage near Stroud (helicopter)

Late 1980s