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The Faversham Society

FSARG are part of the Faversham Society.  The aim of the Faversham Society is: Preserving the heritage and fabric of the historic town of Faversham and its surrounding parishes.

Statutory Organisations

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KCC Historic Environment Record (HER)

Record of the historic environment maintained by Kent County Council and visible to the public.

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The Council for British Archaeology

The Council for British Archaeology brings together members, supporters and partners to give archaeology a voice and safeguard it for future generations.

Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS)

Recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public.  Metal detectorists, gardeners, walkers and others.

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Archaeological Data Service (ADS)

The accredited repository for heritage data, searchable and open.

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The British Library

National archives of historic documents, maps and books, searchable on-line.

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Historic England

Preserving, Listing and Recording the heritage of England

National Library of Scotland (Maps)

The NLS has responsibility of the digital archive of historic Ordnance Survey Maps for Scotland, England, Wales and the Isle of Man.

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Kent Archives Service

The Kent County Document Archives and Local History Collection, available for on-line searching and to visit. 

Other Local Archaeology and Historical Organisations

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Kent Archaeological Society (KAS)

Promotes advances in knowledge of Kent’s archaeology and history by fieldwork and documentary research and the publication of the results. 

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Historical Research Group Sittingbourne (HRGS)

A local group that concentrates on local history research but also does archaeological investigations.  They have a programme of talks on historical and archaeological topics.

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Timescapes Kent

A local group concentrates on Whitstable, Seasalter and Tankerton intertidal archaeology and local history, particularly WWII.

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Faversham Creek Trust

Preserving and restoring the uses of Faversham Creek and its surroundings.

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Faversham Historians Group

An informal group of local historians, who discuss their research and sources.   We can forward requests for information via our contact form <<<LINK>>>, or contact the Faversham Society

Local Commercial Organisations Offering Volunteer Training Opportunities

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CAT (Canterbury Archaeological Trust)

A local archaeological contractor that has an active community outreach.  It has many interesting publications for sale on its website and a large archive.

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FCAT (Friends of CAT)

Offers many volunteering opportunities, membership entitles you to regular newsletters, discounts on CAT courses, talks and publications.

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SWAT (Swale and Thames Survey Company) Archaeology

A local commercial archaeological organisation. The reports from SWAT are available on their website.

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KAFS Kent Archaeological Field School

The training organisation part of SWAT offering training to members of the public and professionals and opportunities for work on excavations in Kent and around Pompeii.  For a list of courses, newsletters, and reports see their website.

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Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit

Founded in 1970 the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit has excavated 400 sites throughout Kent. The unit continues to excavate, record, publish and protect the rich history of Kent to this day. 

Useful Computing Tools and Data

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QGIS – Quantum Graphical Information System. 

A comprehensive and powerful free open source software tool for viewing, combining, and creating maps and displaying other geographic data.  Can be used for viewing LIDAR data, Open source data from Ordnance Survey, Google, Bing and many other providers.

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National LIDAR Programme

The part of the Environment Agency responsible for LIDAR Mapping.


Free geophysics display and analysis software

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