Archaeology and Property: How are they related?

Archaeologists can undertake a variety of planning and pre-planning work for commercial clients, who own archaeologically significant land.

This can be found out by archaeologists who work in this field with the vast majority of which are based on the current National Planning Policy Framework guidance for the historic environment.

These include desk-based assessments, evaluations, excavations, watching briefs, building recording, topographic survey, walkover survey, environmental impact assessments, and scoping reports. We can also provide cultural heritage management services, including conservation management plans.

House and business histories, can be carried out to a range of specifications and can investigate properties of any size.

Recent examples include a converted former barn that had an interesting archaeological past, dating from the early 19th century and a mid-terrace house built-in 1906.

Every property has a history and you could find out about yours. Perhaps you wish to redecorate your period property in an appropriate fashion – Residential archaeologists along with the help of designers can advise you on a scheme appropriate to your property’s history.

Bespoke research and interpretation will depend on the specific requirements: Archaeology groups hold a large collection of regional and national publications and journals and can provide information from these, and its staff are familiar with the majority of record offices and Historic Environment Records in the UK.