Welcome to the Urban Archaeology blog. Freelance archaeologist Chiz Harward provides a range of on and offsite services to the archaeological profession, including running and working on excavations, post-excavation services, training and development work, and illustration work. This weblog will carry news of projects as and when they happen as well as wider thoughts on archaeological issues, especially recording, stratigraphy and training.

London plotted, plans of London buildings c1450-1720

The London Topographical Society is probably most familiar to London archaeologists and historians as the name behind their 'A-Z' seriesof historical map reprints. As well as a 25% reduction on the excellent historic map series and other publications, LTS members receive at least one new LTS publication every year; this year it is 'London Plotted, plans of London buildings c.1450–1720' by Dorian Gerhold, edited by Sheila O'Connell. The book is a 320 page hardback with colour plates of 197 detailed plans of London buildings, dating from the relatively well known plan of The Charterhouse of c.1450 to previously unpublished plans of 17th and 18th century buildings.