Case Studies

Hensol Castle, Perdeulwyn

Archaeology Wales was commissioned by Geraint John Planning as part of the pre-application process to undertake a Desk-based Assessment and Site Visit to determine the archaeological potential of land at Hensol Castle, Pendeulwun, Vale of Glamorgan. The proposed application was to enable the development and restoration of Hensol Castle, being facilitated by the residential development […]

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Parc Tawe, Swansea

Archaeology Wales carried out a Watching Brief on land at Parc Tawe, Swansea, at the request of ISG Plc. The work was undertaken as a condition of the planning permission for the construction of a drive-thru restaurant facility, outlined by City and County of Swansea, under guidance from the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust. The site was

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Tudno Castle, Llandudno, Conwy

A Building Survey was carried out prior to the renovation of Tudno Castle Hotel, a Grade II Listed Building located in the core of Llandudno. The building complex dates back to the 1870s and was formerly the location of two different hotels, the Tudno Castle and the Temperance Hotel. It was also known as The

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Gogerddan Campus, Aberystwyth

Archaeology Wales staff carried out an intrusive archaeological evaluation at Gogerddan Campus, University of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, ahead of planned development works. Two areas were investigated, one in the centre of the site and one near the extant Cae Lodge. The site had been subject to a previous Desk-based Assessment and Geophysical Survey, being located in

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Haverfordwest Welsh Medium School

A geophysical survey of land on the site of the proposed Haverfordwest Welsh Medium School in Withybush, Haverfordwest, was carried for Pembrokeshire County Council by archaeologist from Archaeology Wales as a result of a recommendation by the authority’s archaeological advisers, Dyfed Archaeological Trust Heritage Management. The work followed a previous Desk-based Assessment of the site,

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Slade Lane, Haverfordwest

A series of studies took place in relation to a retail-led mixed-use development proposal for land located to the north of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. The work drew on an earlier Desk-based Assessment carried out by Archaeology Wales in 2011 and formed part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed site(s). The work resulted in

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Blackbridge, Milford Haven

A series of studies were carried out in relation to a proposed development at Blackbridge, Milford Haven and at the former Gulf Oil Refinery at Waterston, Pembrokeshire. These included the preparation of a Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment and an ASIDOHL2 study (Assessments of the Significance of the Impact of the Development on the Historic Landscape).

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Hartridge Farm Road, Newport (school visits)

Following an earlier evaluation, where twenty-five 20.0m long trenches were excavated across the site, a major excavation took place at Hartridge Farm, near Newport, Gwent. Site works started in April 2016, lasted for approximately ten months and involved an excavation team of up to twenty archaeologists. The works programme created an opportunity for various levels

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Tabernacle Church, Pembroke

A series of archaeological investigations was undertaken at the site of the Tabernacle Church, Pembroke, including investigations and surveys to the rear of the structure, where extant sections of the Grade II* listed Pembroke Town Wall survived. The work was undertaken as part of a planning application for the redevelopment of the site into a

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