Archaeology Services
in Cheshire, Shropshire & Manchester

We can provide archaeological consultancy advice for all types of development projects. This can include peer review of archaeological reports and documents, as well as guidance through the planning process and professional monitoring of excavation projects.

We can provide Desk Based Assessments (DBAs) for projects large and small across northern England, north and mid Wales. These can range from private developments to large infrastructure projects, and fulfil the requirements set by the Planning Department. The assessment incorporates archive documentary evidence with a physical ‘walkover’ of the proposed development area, and provides recommendations so that the archaeological resource and its wider implications for the development are understood. If necessary, a Technical Advice Note (TAN) or Preliminary Environmental Impact (PEI) report can be produced in tandem with the DBA.

We can provide ASIDOHL reports where a proposed development is located within a registered historic landscape. This includes the expected direct and indirect impacts of the proposed development on each Historic Landscape Character Area (HLCA) affected, and provides recommendations to reduce these impacts.

We can provide Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and archaeological Environmental Statement (ES) chapters for proposed developments. This may also include archaeological scoping opinion response, if required.

We can provide archival documentary research as part of a scoping report for proposed developments or as part of private historical research. This will include scrutiny of historical Ordnance Survey, tithe, and estate maps, as well as providing a historical narrative for a property, land, or individual.

We can provide historic building records commensurate with English Heritage’s Understanding Historic Buildings (2006) levels 1 to 4. This can take the form of a stand-alone report or as part of a phased programme of work.

We can provide non-intrusive digital surveys of archaeological sites fixed on to National Grid coordinates. This can help provide a clearer understanding of the archaeological resource and thus help inform management decisions regarding heritage assets.

We can open archaeological trial trenches to evaluate the potential for unknown buried archaeological remains within a proposed development area, or to target anomalies identified through geophysical investigation. This will include a limited amount of evaluation excavation to ascertain the nature of buried archaeological features and thus assess the nature of the risk to a proposed development.

We can provide all levels of archaeological watching brief for small to large projects, including the infrastructure and energy sectors.

We can provide management for archaeological excavation as well as an out-sourced team of experts to ensure that the archaeological resource is excavated professionally and efficiently.

We can provide illustrations of artefacts from all time periods, as well as producing digitised site plans to report publication standard.

We can provide advice and out-sourced expert analysis of artefacts and environmental samples, as well as Assessment of Potential reports and Post Excavation reports for sites where the archaeological mitigation has already taken place.

Contact us

Chester (Head Office)
Obsidian Offices, Chantry Court
Chester CH1 4QN

16 Meadow Garth, Tadcaster
North Yorkshire LS24 8LY

01244 531 585
07866 925 393

Archaeologist at work

Aeon Archaeology is a Registered Organisation with the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA)