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Since Archaeology Wales was first founded, we have stuck to the principle that the best services we can offer potential clients are those backed-up by local expertise and experience. Therefore, we use local archaeologists wherever possible, making sure they are always supported by experienced project managers operating from our bases in north, mid and south Wales.
Archaeology Wales uses staff based across North Wales to help provide a high quality and cost effective service. We are independent and client focussed, and we guarantee that all the advice we give is both impartial and confidential. Since our formation our staff have undertaken a wide range of services, including excavation, evaluation, surveying, desk-based studies and the analysis of finds.
Evidence of prehistoric occupation, revealed during an excavation near Gaerwen, Anglesey, for the University of Bangor, revealed evidence for timber buildings at the site, as well as associated features such as ovens for drying corn.
Soldiers Point, Holyhead
A level 3 Building Survey of a complex of structures at Soldiers Point House, Holyhead, produced a record of external and internal areas damaged following abandonment of the building in the late 20th century and a subsequent fire in 2011..
Gatewen Colliery, Wrexham
Undertaken prior to construction of a new housing estate by Bloor Homes North West, this large excavation focused on revealing and interpreting a fascinating series of structures that formed part of the former Gatewen Colliery.
Since the foundation of the company we have worked on numerous sites across the county. Projects include, desk-based work in advance of large wind farm projects, excavations in advance of housing developments, building recording and geophysical surveys. Our staff are locally based and we pride ourselves on the efficiency of our work, our independence, and the quality of our final reports.
Four Crosses Inn, Llanymynech
A desk based assessment, building recording and evaluation at the Four Crosses Inn, Llanymynech, Powys, for Eaglescourt Developments Ltd revealed evidence of the history, structure and garden design of the original 18th century pub.
A building survey at Llwynbarried Hall recorded a late 18th century, four bay, cowhouse of box and cruk frame construction with later additions, prior to the redevelopment of the property for domestic use.
Carno Road, Caersws
Excavation of a substantial length of Roman Road, with heavy wheel ruts, as well as roadside pits and other features, revealed evidence for activity to the west of the Roman Fort at Caersws, in work undertaken prior to development.
Archaeology Wales has undertaken a large number of projects in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. These include major excavations, evaluations, surveys, watching briefs, desk-based surveys and consultancy work; we have a reputation for providing invaluable independent advice to potential clients regardless of the size of the development they are involved with.
Recording, monitoring and excavation at Laugharne Castle took place prior to and during the removal of a small structure known as Bothy. The work suggested the structure related to defences built in the late thirteenth century.
Llanelly House, Llanelli
Archaeological monitoring works at Llanelly House, Llanelli, one of the finest surviving early Geogian buildings in Wales, were undertaken for the Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust as part of larger programme of conservation and restoration.
An archaeological watching brief was carried out for Parsons Brinckerhoff during the dismantling of a section of wall adjacent to the Grade ll Listed mid-nineteenth century road bridge across the Afon Arth at Aberarth, Ceredigion.
Archaeology Wales is the largest, independent, commercial archaeological company based in Wales. We have worked in all the administrative areas of South-east Wales and with a network of locally based staff to call on offer a quality service that is both impartial and targeted to the needs of potential clients. We have worked on everything from large infrastructure projects to small, one off, developments.
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Longlands Lane, Redwick
An archaeological evaluation, carried out during groundworks associated with the construction of a wind turbine by RES Ltd, investigated silty-clay alluvial subsoils and peats that had built up in the Gwent Levels near Redwick.
Trevor Bowen Court, Monmouth
A watching brief for Lovell Partnerships Ltd on land at Trevor Bowen Court, Monmouth, allowed groundworks to proceed quickly and without distruption, despite the presence of known Roman remains in the surrounding area.
Carey Baptist Church, Aberkenfig
A building survey / photograaphic record of Carey Baptist Chapel, Aberkenfig, for Holbrook Homes Ltd, took place prior to redevelopment. The structure dates from 1906 and survived largely intact until the time of its abandonment in 2003.