A building survey was carried out prior to the renovation of Poplars Barn, Finedon, to fulfil a planning condition. The threshing barn, shelter-shed and stockyard survived in good condition and were shown to be contemporary, having been built in the early 19th century.
An intrusive Evaluation was carried out to examine the archaeological potential of land at Charfield, South Gloucester, prior to proposed residential development. Eighteen evaluation trenches were excavated; seventeen had negative results. One trench contained a truncated cremation of unknown date and an adjacent gully.
A topographic (channel) survey of Horsbere Brook, Gloucester, for Kier Services Ltd, took place as part of an assessment of capacity. The survey was carried out by specialist staff in accordance with the Environment Agency Specification for Surveying Services.
A Desk-based Assessment and Site Visit was carried out for Coleford Town Council to determine the archaeological potential of land at Bells Field, Lords Hill, Coleford. Possible impacts were identified in relation to evidence of ridge and furrow ploughing and post-medieval coal extraction. A watching brief was recommended.
A team of up to 30 experienced archaeologists, led by a dedicated Project Officer, carried out numerous excavations over a period of more than a year as part of a large team working in advance of major infrastructure project. Some sites were ‘stand-alone’ whereas others required close co-operation with other archaeological companies.
A Desk-based Assessment was carried out on land at Rocks Green, Ludlow, Shropshire, prior to the proposed construction of a new residential development. The site formed agricultural land dating back to the medieval period, with a small area of medieval ridge and furrow surviving.
A Historic Building Appraisal and a Level 2 Building Survey were undertaken at Clee View barn, Munslow, prior to proposed redevelopment. Clee View barn was of traditional stone-built construction and comprised a two-storey barn and a small cow-house.
An Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Visual Impact Analysis were carried out for a retrospective planning application relating to a storage unit on Whittington Road, Oswestry. The Visual Impact Assessment concluded that the development had a neutral indirect impact on surrounding Listed Buildings, with a minor adverse impact on a Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
A watching brief was undertaken during groundworks for flood embankment repairs at Maesbrook, Shropshire. The river embankment was seen to be built of homogenous clay in one phase. Advice was given to the groundworks contractor to help minimise damage to adjacent medieval ridge and furrow earthworks.
Archaeological ‘strip, map and sample’ excavation and an associated Watching Brief were carried out at the request of Wind Prospect Ltd. during construction works on a site near Tetney, Lincolnshire. No finds, features or deposits of archaeological significance were uncovered.