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The Sherwood Forest LiDAR project has been underway for a number of years.

So far the project has built a comprehensive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) containing all the 2m, 1m and 0.5m Digital Terrain Model (DTM) and 2m, 1m and 0.5m Digital Surface Model (DSM) data available for Historic Sherwood Forest landscape (as defined in the ‘Project Study Area’ section of the About the Project Page.

The project had also included in the GIS the 0.25m LiDAR data provided courtesy of the Friends of Thynghowe for the area centring on the Viking Meeting Site of Thynghowe; and the 0.25m LiDAR data set of the area between Church Warsop and Whitwell Woods provided courtesy of the Battle of Hatfield Investigation Society.

These two data set were flown as part of projects funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the data was provided by both organisations mentioned above to allow further research of the Sherwood Forest landscape via the Sherwood Forest LiDAR Project.

The project GIS has enabled a study of the data for archaeological remains within the Forest area and forms a large part of the data for analysing settlements as part of the ongoing Sherwood Villages Project, Sherwood Forest in World War II project, the Sherwood Forest in World War I project, the Medieval Map of Sherwood Forest, The Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve Survey and much more besides.

The project has also demonstrated gaps and calculated percentages of coverage and highlighted areas requiring future surveys.


Below is a small example of the archaeological elements so far surveyed as part of the project:














Picture; The Hayman Rooke Enclosure, in the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, the enclosure is roughly 100m. It was re-examined as part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve Archaeology Survey 2018. LiDAR Composite DTM - 1m data hillshade image created in GIS. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
















Picture; 3D rendering of the Hayman Rooke Enclosure, in the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, viewed from the South, the enclosure is roughly 100m across. It was re-examined as part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve Archaeology Survey 2018. LiDAR Composite DTM - 1m data hillshade image created in GIS. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
















Picture; 3D rendering of First World War training systems, in Sherwood Pines, viewed from the west, the trenches formed part of the Clipstone Camp training area, and are just a part of the remains from the training area that survive under the Forestry Commission plantation. LiDAR Composite DTM - 1m data hillshade image created in GIS. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

















Picture: Bothamsall Castle Motte seen in northeast corner of image, Cunningswath Ford out of shot slightly to the southwest, where the Kings Road to York Crossed the confluence of the River Meden and River Maun. This was the northeastern corner of the 13th century Forest, and the starting point of the medieval perambulations of Sherwood Forest. Bothamsall castle watches over this important local strategic location. Viewed from the southwest. LiDAR Composite DTM - 1m data hillshade image created in GIS. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.













Picture: Bothamsall Castle Motte seen on ridge in distance from the Cunningswath Ford, where the Kings Road to York Crossed the confluence of the River Meden and River Maun. This was the northeastern corner of the 13th century Forest, and the starting point of the medieval perambulations of Sherwood Forest. Bothamsall castle watches over this important local strategic location. Viewed from the southwest. LiDAR Composite DTM - 1m data hillshade image created in GIS. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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 Project Home page

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About the Project

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Awards

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 Media

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Research Aims

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 Working with Specialists

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Social Media - Follow us

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The Sherwood Forest
National Nature Reserve Archaeology Survey

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Long term Research at 
King John’s Palace:
Ancient Royal Heart of Sherwood Forest

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The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Fieldschool

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“Scirwuda- Mapping the Greenwood”: Place-names,
Ghost and Shadow woods of Sherwood Forest Project

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Investigating Thynghowe Viking
Meeting Site

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Searching for the 
The Battle of Hatfield

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Edwinstowe Church Survey

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 Fieldswork at St Edwin’s Chapel

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St Mary’s Norton- Cuckney Church Survey

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 Mapping Medieval Sherwood Forest

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The Sherwood Forest LiDAR
Project

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The Sherwood Villages Project:
Settlement Development in the Forest

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Sherwood Heath Survey

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 Clipstone Village Dig

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Researching Edward IIs fortification at Clipstone Peel

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Ransom Wood Survey

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Thoresby Estate Survey

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 Robin Hood’s Village Dig

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The Cistercians of Rufford Project:
Settlement Development, Dynamics and Desertion.

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Sherwood Forest Environmental Survey

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World War II in Sherwood Forest - Mapping the camps, munitions and more

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World War I in Sherwood Forest - Mapping the camps, munitions and more

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About Medieval Sherwood Forest

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Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest

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 Outlaws & Villains

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 Historical Research

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 Stories from the Forest

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Book Reviews

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 Bibliography

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 Funding the Project

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 Project Partners

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 Project Sponsors

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 Robin Hood Challenges

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Outreach Bus Tours

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