Proformas and guidance

The CITiZAN map and interactive coastal app allows anyone to record the coastal and intertidal archaeology they encounter! However, some features, including vessels and complicated structures require more detail than can be provided by the app. CITiZAN has developed special paper recording forms that contain extra prompts and make it easy to capture more information about these features.

You can add this information to our map using our interactive coastal map - put all the extra information into the description field! Or you can post the form to your regional office or send us a scanned copy by email.

Feature recording forms and guidance

Vessel recording forms and guidance

Footprint recording forms and guidance


Feature Recording Forms

The CITIZAN feature recording form can be used for all other types of features from prehistoric barrows to Cold War remains and everything in between. These forms provide prompts to make it easy for you to capture more detailed information. 

Click the images below for a downloadable PDF form and guidance:

CITiZAN Feature recording form: click for a downloadable PDF form
CITiZAN Feature recording form: click for a downloadable PDF form
CITiZAN Feature recording form guidance: click for a downloadable PDF guide
CITiZAN Feature recording form guidance: click for a downloadable PDF guide

Vessel Recording Forms

Wrecks and hulked vessels are a common site on England's foreshore and surveying these fragile features is vital. However, surveying ship and boat remains requires capturing different information than the standard CITiZAN forms allow. CITiZAN have developed two new forms for surveying timber and non-timber vessels along with detailed guidance to assist you.

Timber vessels

Click the images below for a downloadable PDF form and guidance:

CITiZAN timber vessel recording form: click for a downloadable PDF form
CITiZAN timber vessel recording form: click for a downloadable PDF form
CITiZAN timber vessel recording form guidance: click for a downloadable PDF guide
CITiZAN timber vessel recording form guidance: click for a downloadable PDF guide

Non-timber vessels

Click the images below for a downloadable PDF form and guidance:

CITiZAN non-timber vessel recording form: click for a downloadable PDF form
CITiZAN non-timber vessel recording form: click for a downloadable PDF form
CITiZAN non-timber vessel recording guidance: click for a downloadable PDF guide
CITiZAN non-timber vessel recording guidance: click for a downloadable PDF guide