Training: Coalhouse Fort Park

20/05/2017  |  10 a.m.

Coalhouse Fort Park


Explore and record the foreshore at Coalhouse Fort Park with the CITiZAN South East team

** Sorry, this event is now fully booked, but you can add your name to the waiting list via Eventbrite **

The fantastic Coalhouse Fort Park, 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 weekend you’ll learn more about the history of this fascinating site, fortified since the 15th century. You'll also develop the skills to carry out archaeological survey and also learn how to use the CITiZAN mobile App to add detail to our England wide interactive map of coastal and intertidal archaeology.

Both Saturday and Sunday will run from 10am - 4pm, with the itinerary as below. No experience is necessary and lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits on both days will be provided!

Saturday 20 May

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome with tea, coffee and biscuits

10.15 – 10.45 Coalhouse Fort Park, a history

10.45 – 11.00 Introduction to CITiZAN

11.00 – 12.30 Research aims and methods, including a dry run at scale drawing

12.30 – 13.15 A guided tour of the Fort

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 (low tide 14.18) A walkover survey of the site then targeted recording of features

Sunday 21 May

11.00 – 13.00 Using documentary resources for research

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, with informal chat/question and answer session

14.00 – 16.00 (low tide 15.42) Continued recording of features on the site and a look at the CITiZAN app


Everyone who attends will receive a certificate of attendance and a CITiZAN edition Archaeology Skills Passport. As with all CITiZAN training sessions, there is no cost for attending and no previous experience is necessary.

Booking is via Eventbrite.

Using the app on the foreshore at Coalhouse Fort Park, Essex
Using the app on the foreshore at Coalhouse Fort Park, Essex