Justin Russell

Military Archaeologist & Illustrator

I am a military archaeologist and illustrator with over 25 years of commercial experience. I have spent most of my career working in the South-East, an area that lends itself well to my own particular area of expertise: 19th and 20th century military archaeology and artefacts.

I have extensive experience in archaeological illustration, both commercial and academic, with a particular focus on AutoCAD. Some examples of my work, including illustrations can be accessed via the links in blue below.  

Key military projects include:

Steyning Rifle Range, West Sussex – report, conservation and public engagement, working closely with the Steyning Downland Scheme (ongoing)

Knepp Rifle Range, West Sussex

Preston Hills Rifle Range, Kent

Medmerry Coastal Realignment – Military use of land (including an Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range)

Shoreham Airport/Adur Tidal Defences – Anti-Invasion Defences and Dome Trainer reports

Silhouette Detection Floodlight Base, Hullbridge, Essex

Kingsfold Working (Prisoner of War) Camp, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Finding the Fallen – Excavations on the Western Front 2005 to 2008 (Yap Productions)

Other work:

Priory House, Dunstable. The project undertaken as part of Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HiHAZ) scheme comprising an in-depth assessment of the building from its early 13th century origin through to the present day

4 High Street South, Dunstable. Another one of the Dunstable HiHAZ buildings, the detailed survey and analysis of a commercial building of medieval origin in a prominent island site within the former market place

Lewes Castle Wall, preparation of illustrations as part of the detailed record of a section of the Scheduled Ancient Monument after its collapse in November 2019

Call for information for the Steyning, Upper Beeding and Bramber Air Raid Shelter Project:

I have set up the Steyning, Upper Beeding and Bramber Air Raid Shelter Project with a view to creating a map of all the known air raid shelters in the area (existing and removed) and to record in detail, any that do survive. Should you be aware of any shelters in this area please do contact me directly at: