Case Studies

Oswestry Innovation Park

A trenched evaluation was carried out for Shropshire Council to examine the archaeological potential of a site intended for development at Oswestry Innovation Park, the land being adjacent to Mile End, Oswestry, Shropshire. A desk-based assessment and a geophysical survey undertaken previously in relation to the same development had identified the presence of a 20th […]

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High Street, Droitwich

Building recording was carried out by specialist staff at 31 High Street, Droitwich, Worcestershire, a Grade II* Listed Building, ahead of proposed redevelopment. The work was requested by a local architectural practice, on behalf of the developer, in relation to associated Conditions of a Planning Application and associated Listed Building Consent. The structure was noted

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Leadenham Landfill Lincolnshire

A Desk-based Assessment and Site Visit of land near Leadenham Quarry, Welbourn, Lincolnshire was carried out prior to the submission of a planning application for mineral extraction. Working closely with the developer and their agent, specialist heritage management staff helped to assess the site and provide guidance for its future use, with mitigation recommendation made

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Foresters’ Forest

A project involving significant involvement by local community groups was undertaken for Heritage & Regeneration Solutions Ltd to prepare an archaeological site audit as part of a Built Heritage Strategy for the Forest of Dean. The audit was designed to interrogate the regional Historic Environment Register (HER) held by Gloucester County Council, to provide an

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Lyonshall, Kington, Herefordshire

Geophysical surveys were carried out at Lyonshall, Kington, Herefordshire, prior to the submission of a planning application for the construction of housing. The work was informed by previous archaeological investigations undertaken in relation to the same development proposal, which included a Desk-based Assessment and Evaluation Trenching. The Desk-based Assessment highlighted a potential for the survival

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Ironbridge Power Station

An archaeological watching brief was carried out during the machine-excavation of a 90m long cable trench at the Sports and Social Club, Abbey House, Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire. The trench traversed the site of Buildwas Abbey (Scheduled Ancient Monument No. 1015813). Scheduled monument consent for the cable trench was granted by Historic England. The watching brief

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Waterloo Street, Kidderminster

A trenched evaluation and excavation were carried out on land at Waterloo Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, in relation to the submission of a planning application for a new medical centre, with associated landscaping, access and infrastructure. The archaeological work complied with requirements set out by the Worcestershire County Archaeologist and followed the completion of an earlier

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Brogyntyn Estate, Shropshire

A Conservation Management Plan for the Brogyntyn Estate, Oswestry, Shropshire, was prepared in 2010 with the aim of providing guidelines for the future conservation and management of the estate as a whole. The estate includes 230 acres of land and is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Historic Interest in England (Grade

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West Hinkley, Somerset

A series of archaeological investigations was undertaken for EDF Development Company Ltd on land to the west of Hinkley-Point, Somerset, as part of a wider Environmental Impact Assessment to ascertain the suitability of the area for development. Both nuclear and renewable energy options were under consideration. Working with the developer over a period of time,

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