Archaeology Wales conducted a magnetometer survey at land of Penhesgyn, Anglesey, with the aim of assessing the archaeological potential of an area proposed for development. The results were used to inform the location of evaluation trenches, work that was subsequently carried out during a second stage of investigations.
Archaeology Wales carried out a Level 2/3 Building Survey at The Old Sawmills, Llanidloes. The survey was able to define five phases of development, including the first use of the mill as a corn mill, its conversion to a sawmill, and its connexion to the adjacent Bridgend Flannel Mill. The work will help to inform …
Archaeology Wales undertook a Desk-based Assessment and Site Visit as part of the successful submission of a planning application for a proposed hydro-electric scheme on land near Hendre Waelod Farm, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, a location within both the Snowdonia National Park and the Ardudwy Landscape of Outstanding Historic Interest.
A Settings Assessment was carried out using Cadw guidelines (2017) to determine the impact of a proposed development on the setting of Womaston Castle Mound, a Scheduled Ancient Monument (RD118) located within a school complex at Watery Lane, Womaston, near Presteigne. The study determined that no new mitigation measures were required.
Archaeology Wales excavated the remains of an early medieval cemetery at Llangefni, Anglesey. More than 40 bodies were recovered during the excavation, which were subsequently analysed by AW’s osteoarchaeologist with the aim of obtaining further information on their provenance, diet and palaeopathology.
A Heritage Impact Assessment was carried out to determine the likely significance of effect of a proposed hotel upon two scheduled monuments located within Parc Cybi Enterprise Zone. The study helped the developer to incorporate appropriate mitigation measures in their planning proposal.
A pre-planning Desk-based Assessment was undertaken for Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association for a site located within both the Dowlais Historic Character Area (Merthyr Tydfil Registered Historic Landscape) and the Dowlais Conservation Area. Mitigation measures recommended in the Assessment were subsequently endorsed by the LPA.
An archaeological walkover survey was carried on land at Aberthaw Power Station to locate and secure previously recorded archaeological sites on a 1km strip of coastline prior to a programme of sea defence works. Five new sites were discovered, including the remains of a previously unrecorded boat.
An Archaeological Appraisal of land adjacent to Laugharne Primary School, carried out in advance of development, assessed the site in regard to its location within the Historic Landscape of the Taf and Tywi Estuary, and its proximity to Laugharne Conservation Area and nearby registered sites. As a result, mitigation measures were recommended.
Pre-development Client services, which included a field evaluation and a Desktop Study, helped to demonstrate that building remains associated with Leeswood Colliery survived on parts of the site. Subsequent targeted excavation revealed the presence of a high pressure, egg-end, boiler house and the remains of a tramway.