Support to our research projects has been extended through the use of GIS software. Where relevant it is possible to create a database for any aspect of our research and to relate our findings/obsevations to a specific point, line or area through the addition of National Grid coordinates.

The specific database content can be loaded into QGIS and overlayed on published background maps or other layers derived from our research. These maps can be prepared so they can be shared on our website.

Sharnbrook Archaeology

All Excavations by Project                                     Locationshttp://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2017_08_31-12_06_03_766000/index.html#15/52.2262/-0.5491

Pottery Distribution by Pottery Type                Pottery Finds  http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2017_08_31-14_25_32_482000/index.html

All Excavations by Project                                      http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2017_08_31-12_06_03_766000/index.html#15/52.2262/-0.5491       

Slag Distribution   (graduated by weight)             http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2017_07_15-16_48_44_765000/index.html#15/52.2259/-0.5465

Clay Pipe Distribution  (graduated by number)  http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2017_07_15-16_50_22_944000/index.html#15/52.2259/-0.5465

This approach is also being used for other local history data generated during our research programme. It is being merged with data sources provided under arrangement with Bedford Borough’s  HER Department and Archive.

The following map is an example of how we intend to move forward. It shows a single location  – Toft Manor . By clicking on that location’s symbol it opens the table of attributes for that location and the table includes a link to a webpage where additional information is provided. In this instance we have 1911 census data, 1911 Second Domesday, 1925 Land Tax Evaluation, WWII events together with the HER dataset and some additional photographs from our own Photo archive.

Tofte Manor example http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2017_11_14-12_03_59_934000/index.html#15/52.2260/-0.5465

The extension to non-archaeological data includes the analysis of the 1925 Rate Evaluation data -the first map created shows a graduation based on the Rateable Values of the properties or Land in the village at that time.  We will subsequently create more maps showing things such as

  • the  extent of ownership by the individuals or
  • the size of the property 

1925 Rate Evaluation ( graduated by RV in pounds)   http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2017_11_14-13_20_45_570000/index.html   

War Memories (draft preliminary map) http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2020_11_02-11_09_46_750010/index.html

Monuments The extension to non-archaeological data includes the Monument Database from St Peter’s – graveyard only. There are two maps one showing graves by plot number one the second by person’s name. In both cases you can zoom/move within the map and you can ‘hover’ above the plot to see full details of the grave.

Monuments by Number   http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2020_11_08-16_15_33_128242/index.html   
Monuments by Name   http://slhg.org.uk/wp-content/gismaps/qgis2web_2020_11_08-16_08_40_035988/index.html   

 

 

 

 

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