Publications


Articles:


Gaunt, A. & Wright, J. 2013. A romantic royal retreat, and an idealised forest in miniature: The designed landscape of medieval Clipstone, at the heart of Sherwood Forest by Transactions of the Thoroton Society 117.
(Written by Gaunt. Wright listed as an author due to elements relating to the built environment).

Knight, D., Baddeley, V., Budge, D., Gaunt, A. and Spence, U. 2012. Aggregates and Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. An Assessment of the Archaeological Resource. English Heritage ALSF Project 5787. Archive Report.

Mallett, L., Reddish, S., Baker, J., Brookes, S. & Gaunt, A. 2012. Community Archaeology at Thynghowe, Birklands, Sherwood Forest. Transactions of the Thoroton Society 116.

Gaunt, A. 2011. Clipstone Park and the Kings Houses- Reconstructing and interpreting a medieval landscape through non-invasive techniques. University of Birmingham Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity.

Gaunt, A. & Wright, J. 2011. Bothamsall Castle Archaeological and Historical Landscape Analysis. Transactions of the the Thoroton Society 115.

Wright, J. & Gaunt, A. 2014. A palace for our kings - A decade of research into a royal residence in the heart of Sherwood Forest at Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Castle Studies Group Journal. Issue 15.
(Written by Wright. Gaunt added as author due to providing sections relating to archaeological and historical background, and all parts relating to Sherwood Forest, and the landscapes of Clipstone and Sherwood Forest. Wright provided critiques of other workers, dating of ruin, location of gatehouse, size of palace, discussion of artefact including ‘book clasps’ and other finds, and many of the conclusions regarding the site).


Archaeological Reports:


Gaunt, A. 2017. Archaeoastronomical and Topographic Survey of Edwinstowe church, Edwinstowe, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire., Nottinghamshire.  Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS030, Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A., Crossley, S. & Budge, D. 2017 (forthcoming). Excavations at the Viking Assembly site of Thynghowe, Hanger Hill in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS028, Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A. & Crossley, S. 2017 (forthcoming). “Digging the Demesne”, Archaeological Excavations in Castle Field, King John’s Palace, Waterfield Farm, Clipstone, Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS012, Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A. 2017. Magnetometer Survey of Thynghowe, Hanger Hill in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS023, Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A. 2017. Geophysical Magnetometer Survey at King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest. Castle Field, Waterfield Farm, Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. MAS024. Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A. 2017. Topographic Survey at King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest. Castle Field, Waterfield Farm, Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS011. Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A. 2017. Geophysical Magnetometer and Resistance Survey, and Topographic Survey at the Bath Grounds, and surroundings,  Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS027. Archaeological Report.

Budge, D. 2017. Discover King John’s Palace Ploughsoil Test-pitting at King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest. Castle Field, Waterfield Farm, Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS033, Archaeological Report. (Gaunt provided Archaeological and Historical Background for site.)

Gaunt, A. & Crossley, S. 2016. An Integrated Archaeological Survey of Cuckney Churchyard, Castle, and surroundings. Cuckney, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS021. Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A. 2016. Magnetometer Survey, Cuckney Churchyard. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS020, Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A., Wright, J., Budge, D., & Crossley, S. 2015. Excavation of the Medieval Boundary Ditch of King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS010. Archaeological Report.

Gaunt, A. & Crossley, S. 2014. The ‘Court Circle’ Excavation at Thynghowe, Hanger Hill, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Archaeological Report. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, MAS005. Archaeological Report.

Gaunt 2012. Topographic Survey of Ridge and Furrow, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Report, Nottinghamshire County Council.

Gaunt, A. 2011. A Topographic earthwork survey of Thynghowe. Hanger Hill, Nottinghamshire. NCA-016. Archaeological report.

Gaunt, A. 2010. The King's Houses. A geophysical Resistance survey of King John's Palace, Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. NCA-018. Archaeological report.

Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2010. Woodborough Curchyard survey. A gravestone recording and condition survey, map and subsurface survey of St. Swithun's churchyards, Woodborough, Nottinghamshire. NCA-017. Archaeological report.

Gaunt, A. 2010. The deserted medieval village of Willoughby near Norwell. A topographic earthwork survey. NCA-014. Archaeological report.

Gaunt, A. 2010. Carburton water meadows system. A level 1 archaeological survey for Scott Wilson and Natural England. NCA-013. Archaeological report.

Gaunt, A. 2010. A level 1 archaeological survey of Carburton water meadows system. Carburton, Nottinghamshire. NCA-012. Archaeological report.

Gaunt, A. 2009. A topographic survey of the deserted village of West Burton, Nottinghamshire. NCA-004. Archaeological report.

Gaunt, A. 2009. An Ancient Work in Birkland- A topographic survey of an earthwork in Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Report for Nottinghamshire County Council. Report No. NCA-003.

Gaunt, A & Gillott, E. 2007. A Topographic Survey of Thieves Wood, Burial Mound, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Report for Nottinghamshire County Council. Report No. NCA001.



Published Archaeology:


Gaunt, A. & Budge, D. 2016. Excavation at Thynghowe, Hanger Hill. in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 120.

Gaunt, A. 2015 Geophysical Ground Penetrating Radar Survey, King John’s Palace, in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.

Gaunt, A. 2015 Cuckney Churchyard. in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.

Gaunt, A. 2015 Magnetometer Survey at Thynghowe, in King C. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.

Gaunt, A. 2014. Clipstone, King John’s Palace, Geophysical Magnetometer Survey. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 119.

Gaunt, A. 2014. Edwinstowe Test Pitting Project. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 118.

Gaunt, A. And Budge, D. 2013. Clipstone Village. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 117.

Gaunt, A. 2013 Thynghowe, Hanger Hill. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 117.  

Gaunt, A. 2012. Medieval Settlement Development in Nottinghamshire. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 116.

Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2011 Birklands and Bilhaugh: Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 115.

Gaunt, A. 2010. A Geophysical survey of King John's Palace. King's Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 114.

Gaunt, A. 2010. An Archaeological survey of Willoughby Deserted Medieval Village. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 114.

Gaunt A. & Gillott, E. 2010. Woodborough churchyard survey 2010. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 114.

Gaunt, A. 2009. A Topographic Survey of the Deserted Village of West Burton: Season Two. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 113.

Gaunt, A. 2008. A Topographic Survey of an “Ancient Work” in Birklands. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.

Gaunt, A. 2008. Bramcote and Halam Churchyard Surveys. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.

Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2008. A Topographic Survey of Hamilton Hill. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.

Gaunt, A. & Gillott, E. 2008. West Burton Topographic Survey. Archaeology in Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society volume 112.



Some of the Archaeological projects undertaken by Andy Gaunt as supervisor or director:


Mercian Archaeological Services CIC:



Independent:



Nottinghamshire County Council Community Archaeology:




Previous Presentations and Talks:


Andy has given hundreds of talks to local groups including history and archaeology societies, including the Nottinghamshire Local History Association, CBA East Midlands, Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, and the Derbyshire Archaeological Society. He has also spoken to many wider interest groups including adult learning societies including U3A groups, Women’s institues, and village groups,


Some notable past lectures include:




Presentations to groups and societies on Archaeology topics include:


  1. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,  Nottingham Conference Centre 2017.
  2. Nottingham PROBUS
  3. Blidworth & District History & Heritage Society ,
  4. Upper Broughton History Group, Mansfield and District U3A,
  5. Kneesall History Group, Breathe Easy Mansfield and Ashfield Support Group,
  6. Forest Town Nature Conservation Group,
  7. South Muskham Heritage Group,
  8. Edwinstowe History Society,
  9. Granby and Sutton Women’s Institute.
  10. East Bridgford Local History Group,
  11. Edwinstowe PROBUS,
  12. Beeston PROBUS,
  13. Ilkeston U3A,
  14. Calverton History Society,
  15. Woodborough Local History Group,
  16. Numismatic Society of Nottingham,
  17. Arnold Local History Group,
  18. Newark Archaeological & Local History Society,
  19. Norton,Cuckney History Society,
  20. Norwell Parish Heritage Group,
  21. Nottingham Civic Society,
  22. North Muskham History Group,
  23. Priories Historical Society,
  24. Sherwood Archaeological Society,  
  25. The Battle of Hatfield Investigation Society,
  26. The Friends of Thynghowe,
  27. Radcliffe-on-Trent Local History Society,
  28. The Sherwood Forest Trust,
  29. Nottinghamshire County Council,
  30. Nottingham University,
  31. Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A,
  32. Loughborough Grammar School,
  33. Wellow History Society,
  34. Dove Valley Community Archaeology,
  35. Bothamsall Local History
  36. Ticknall Archaeological Research Group,
  37. Caunton Local History Society,
  38. Muskham Vale Heritage Group,
  39. East Leake and District History Society,
  40. Bromley House Library,
  41. Keyworth History  Society,
  42. Lincolnshire, Friends of Lincoln Archaeological Research and Education,
  43. Nottinghamshire Archives,
  44. The Ironbridge Institute,
  45. Elmet archaeology,
  46. Dearne Valley Archaeology Group,
  47. Coddington History Group,
  48. Libraries, Archives Information and Learning Newark Library,
  49. North & South Clifton Womens’ Institute,
  50. Sutton-in-Ashfield Metal Detectorists Club,
  51. Nottingham Castle Museum
  52. Friends of Moor Pond Wood in Papplewick,
  53. Bilborough Local History Group,  
  54. The Thoroton Society,
  55. Newark and District Young archaeologists Club,
  56. Nottinghamshire Local History Association
  57. Derbyshire Archaeological Society
  58. Pentagon History Society
  59. Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery
  60. Society of Landscape Studies
  61. Council for British Archaeology East Midlands
  62. Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds
  63. Radcliffe-on-Trent MBC
  64. Repton Village History Group
  65. Orston & Thoroton Womens’ Institute
  66. Southwell Minster
  67. The Friends of Bestwood Country Park
  68. Farnsfield Local History Society
  69. FARI Archaeology
  70. Gotham & District Local History Society
  71. Hucknall Heritage Society
  72. Navenby Archaeology Group
  73. Forest Town and District U3A
  74. Jacksdale & Westwood Area Culture & Heritage.
  75. MBArchaeology & Researching Roman Southwell team
  76. Calverton Preservation & History Society
  77. Lambley Historical Society
  78. Bothamsall Village
  79. Sutton Bonington local History Society
  80. Kirby and District Archaeology Group




Television and Radio:


Channel Four’s Walking Through History with Tony Robinson:

Episode 5 “King John’s Ruin”

Andy acted as Sites Consultant and episode consultant for Channel Four’s “Walking Through History” He was also interviewed by Tony Robinson at two locations:

King John’s Palace, and the Parliament Oak.


http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history/on-demand/59252-005

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history/articles/all/king-johns-ruin-peak-district/2816





Picture: Andy Gaunt with Tony Robinson on Walking Through History Channel 4

Andy Gaunt Archaeologist Tony Robinson Walking Through History Sherwood Forest

Time Team 2011: King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire 2011:

Independent Site Consultant




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Picture: Andy Gaunt on Walking Through History Channel 4

Picture: Andy Gaunt (centre) being interviewed for Radio Four’s Open Country Programme about Sherwood Forest and the archaeology of King John’s Palace.

Interviews for NottsTV :

Andy Gaunt Archaeologist NottsTV Sherwood Forest

Interviewed by BBC Breakfast News - Medieval Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood.

Interviewed by BBC East Midlands Today


Interviews for local and regional radio stations:

Radio Nottingham including Breakfast Show, Radio Leicester on Sherwood Forest Outlaws, Radio Mansfield


Magazines and printed Press:

Interviewed for Archaeology Magazine (253,000 readers in USA and globally):

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC and our work at King John’s Palace in the Sept-Oct 2016 edition of the Archaeology Magazine- Official Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Royal Sherwood: A long-overlooked site, the excesses of English royalty, and the origin of a legend

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/225-1609

Interviewed by Current Archaeology Magazine:

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project in Current Archaeology Magazine February 2014.

Hunting King John's Palace in Sherwood Forest... covering some of our work for the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.

Page 11 Issue 287.


Interviewed by the Guardian Newspaper- Medieval Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood.

Interviewed by Nottingham Post


Articles in Mansfield Chad:

‘The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project in the Chad Newspaper: Unearthing Mansfield’s secret past’ by Andy Gaunt

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/unearthing-mansfield-s-secret-past-1-6220209


Regular Columnist in Sherwood Magazine.

Andy Gaunt Archaeologist Tony Robinson Walking Through History Sherwood Forest

Walking Through History with Tony Robinson- Channel 4.

King John’s Ruin: In Sherwood Forest and the Peak District, Tony Robinson explores the story of King John, the hapless monarch who stumbled from one crisis to another.

Mercian’s Andy Gaunt is interviewed at King John’s Palace (above) having acted as consultant to the show.



Channel Four's Walking Through History with Tony Robinson Sherwood Forest and King John's Palace

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history/on-demand/59252-005

BBC Radio Four

- Andy Gaunt and Mercian have been on Radio 4 a number of times promoting our work and providing insights into the history and Archaeology of the region.

Andy Gaunt archaeology sherwood forest radio 4 Nottinghamshire NottsTV Robin Hood Sherwood Forest Archaeology

Andy was interviewed in June 2017 on Radio Four’s Making History:

Andy Gaunt Archaeologist TV Archaeology Magazine Robin Hood Sherwood Forest King John's Palace Mercian Archaeological Services CIC Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project in Current Archaeology magazine

Andy Gaunt Interview in the New York Observer Newspaper:

‘This Viking ‘Parliament’ Lay Hidden for Centuries in Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest’

By Alanna Martinez • 06/08/17

http://observer.com/2017/06/archaeologists-announce-discoveries-viking-meeting-site-robin-hood-sherwood-forest/

Viking farmers return to Thynghowe in 2016. ©Lynda Mallett 2016

Sherwood Forest in the Chad Newspaper



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