James Wright

James Wright is Senior archaeologist (built heritage) at the Museum of London Archaeology, and former Archaeological and Historic buildings officer at Nottinghamshire County Council.
 
He spent over a decade working in Nottinghamshire as a conservation stonemason and Archaeologist.

He has worked at King john's Palace, the Royal heart of Medieval Sherwood Forest for around a decade and has been involved in a large corpus of work on the site. He helped with a geophysical survey, self funded an excavation of the boundary ditch of the site with Andy Gaunt (author of this site), he and Andy Gaunt invited Time Team to the site in 2010 acting as researcher and site consultant for Channel Four...

...he has ran and undertook a stone survey in properties in the village, and in 2011 acting as an independent consultant for Mercian Archaeological Services CIC (www.mercian-as.co.uk) he undertook a building survey of two cottages Arundel Cottage and Brammer Farm House, where his investigations have discovered the standing remains of a Medieval Gatehouse to the palace http://www.academia.edu/3275960/Wright_2013_Brammer_Farm_House_and_Arundel_Cottage-_Standing_Building_Survey_Report .

James has written the wikipedia entry for King John's Palace http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_John's_Palace.

Alongside this; his passion and commitment to the site was in no small part responsible for the ruin being saved from collapsing in recent years, http://medievalnews.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/king-johns-palace-saved-from-collapse.html.

In his spare time James now runs the popular Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArchaeologyHistoryKingsClipstone which promotes the heritage and archaeology of the palace and the wider settlement of Clipstone through time.

James spent the years 2004-2008 researching and conducting fieldwork for a book and accompanying articles on the Castles of Nottinghamshire recommended by this site.



James is both a great friend of this page, and the author, and is a fantastic friend and promoter of the Archaeology and History of Medieval Sherwood Forest!

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