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Excavations

In cases where excavation is unavoidable, Archaeology England can carry out such work to the highest professional standards and within pre-arranged timescales. Each project is run by a dedicated Project Manager, whose job is to co-ordinate all aspects of the work from setup to reporting and archiving. The size of our excavation teams and the […]

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Settings Assessments & Assessments of Visual Impact

Specialist services offered by Archaeology England’s heritage consultants include Settings Assessments and Assessments of Visual Impact. All Archaeology England’s reports are compliant with Historic England and other current UK policy guidelines. It is our policy to carry out Site Visits for all such assessments, as we believe this is the only way to ensure the

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Artefacts, ecofacts and post-excavation analysis

Where important finds, groups of finds or remains of environmental importance are discovered during a fieldwork investigation, a developer may be required to undertake specialist study or conservation before a planning Condition is signed off. Archaeology England has an extensive team of in-house and external specialist with the experience to undertake such work quickly and

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Desk-based Assessments, Historic Impact Assessments & Appraisals

Archaeology England has carried out a wide variety of Desk Based Assessments and Historic Impact Assessments and for developments located across England. Our heritage specialists regularly produce detailed and technically accurate reports that help clients reduce unforeseen risks. We are used to assessing the nature and significance of bellow- and above-ground archaeological remains and we

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Evaluations

Where archaeological remains are known to exist or a desk-based study indicates that they might be, the next step is usually to cut Evaluation Trenches across the proposed development area. Archaeology England is very experienced in this type of work. We can deploy teams quickly and have a strong reputation for the quality and thoroughness

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Geophysical, GPS, topographical & metal detector surveys

Because geophysical surveys are non-destructive they are often favoured by planning archaeologists as useful tools in assessing the potential of a site, particularly ‘green field’ developments. Archaeology England has several members of staff who are skilled in undertaking surveys of this type. Our range of non-intrusive surveys includes GPS, topographical and metal detector surveys and

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GPS, topographical & metal detector surveys

The range of non-intrusive surveys offered by Archaeology Wales includes GPS, topographical and metal detector surveys and field-walking, all of which are undertaken by trained staff with experience of the different types of equipment involved, the local conditions, and the variety of site types they may encounter. Because our surveys conform to the highest professional

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Building Recording & Photographic Surveys

The recording of historic buildings and other standing structures is often made a Condition of planning consent, particularly where a developer proposes to change the structure or appearance of a Listed Building. Archaeology England has a proven record of producing high quality reports for a wide range of different building types. All our reports conform

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Studies undertaken for Environmental Impact Assessments

Archaeology England has extensive experience of undertaking Cultural Heritage Chapters for Environmental Statements, as well as other aspects of Environmental Impact Assessments, all the way from pre-scoping reports to helping clients prepare for public enquiries. Our team of heritage consultants are used to working as part of large multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of

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Watching Brief Monitoring

If archaeology is believed to be present a local authority may request that a Watching Brief is undertaken as part of a development, either in addition to an excavation or as an alternative to it. In such cases Archaeology England can supply archaeologists with considerable experience in working alongside groundworks contractors, thereby helping to ensure

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