Earthworks in Niton and Whitwell, IOW

Principal investigator: WIll Thurbin
Level: Personal research project

I am a PhD student at the University of Birmingham researching Carceral Geography. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Over the past 20 years, in my spare time, I have been researching some interesting earthworks in the south of the Isle of Wight in the Parish of Niton and Whitwell (my local area) and would like to complete this and write up a paper of my findings when commitments allow. Through the support of County Archaeologists Becky Loader and Frank Basford (now retired), I have in the past been able to access the SMR and other resources to see if there is any finds/archaeology in the area that might help in my research. I am hoping that access to the hidden level of the PAS will also prove useful.

The lockdowns and my work have made it impossible for me to attend my local Archaeology Centre on the IoW to conduct research so I wanted to be able to access any records that might be available to me from my home. I totally understand the sensitivities of revealing the sites of finds/historical interest that require a higher level of protection. I would of course adhere to any stipulations placed upon me to maintain the integrity of the PAS records and would not make specific references to findspots in my report. I would continue to draw upon Dr. Becky Loader's experience and support to make sure my paper presents any information I have drawn from the PAS in the correct way, before submission.

Referee: Rebecca Loader (IOW HER)

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