Work continues at Workhouse Coppice in the Ironbridge Gorge on behalf of the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust
. We started work here in July 2006, when we carried out an assessment as part of the SGCT's management review. The assessment comprised desk based research and a comprehensive walkover survey of the site. The research and survey identified numerous remains of mining and other industrial activities within the coppice dating to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.Surface remains of a bell pit.
We have been monitoring the construction of new access routes and recording features that have been affected by them. This project will be continuing into the winter.