Workshop: Coalhouse Fort Park

29/06/2016  |  10 a.m.

Thurrock, Essex


This fascinating site, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, includes the Victorian fort with its associated railway link, jetty and rifle range, as well as the foundations of an Henrician `blockhouse' built 1539/40, a late 19th century `Quick-Firer' battery and a low-level radar tower dating from World War II.

During the workshop you’ll learn more about the history of the site and develop the skills to use our mobile App to add detail to CITiZAN’s England wide interactive map of coastal and intertidal archaeology.


10.00 – 10.15 Welcome with tea, coffee and biscuits

10.15 – 10.45 Coalhouse Fort Park, a history – Hazel Sacco, Coalhouse Fort Park’s Senior Education and Community Development Officer 

10.45 – 11.00 CITiZAN – A national community archaeology project (Lara Band, CITiZAN Archaeologist)

11.00 – 13.30 Recording with the CITiZAN App (Oliver Hutchinson, CITiZAN Archaeologist)

13.30 –14.15 Lunch (details TBC)

14.15 – 16.15 A walk on the foreshore, using the app to record features


Places are limited, so to sign up for the weekend or for further information, please contact Lara at or on 07718 570384