The Old Sawmills, Llanidloes

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 […]

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Watery Lane, Womaston, Presteigne

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.

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Oldfield Farm, Four Crosses, Powys

An evaluation comprising the excavation within eleven machine-cut trenches was carried out at land adjacent to Oldfield Farm, Four Crosses, Llanymynech, during poor weather in December 2017. Positioned according to the results of an earlier geophysical survey of the site, the trenches revealed Romano-British activity, including a cremation burial, and a medieval trackway possibly associated

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Mill Lane, Welshpool

A Watching Brief was carried out during the construction of a retail unit at Mill Lane, Welshpool, to fulfil a planning condition. The largely negative results reflect the site’s heavy landscaping and previous use as The Smithfield Market.

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Newtown Bypass, Powys

Archaeology Wales presented the results obtained during the excavations along the route of the Newtown Bypass as part of CPAT’s Archaeology Day School, an event that focused on the theme ‘Conflict and commemoration: the archaeology of the borderlands’. Talks by AW staff have also been given to local groups and societies.

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Newtown Bypass, Powys

A number of archaeological investigations were carried out throughout the 6.53km selected for the construction of the A483 Newtown Bypass. The work revealed archaeological remains dating from early prehistory to post-medieval times, leading to a better understanding of the historical development of Newtown and its surroundings.

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Cefn y Maes

A geophysical survey was carried on an upland site near Llansilin, Powys, prior to the development of a wind turbine and solar array. The presence of significant archaeological features was not indicated by the survey, thereby allowing the development to proceed.

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Oxford Road, Hay on Wye

A Desk-based Assessment undertaken in advance of housing development helped assess potential impacts on The Middle Wye Valley registered landscape and the Hay Historic Landscape/Townscape, as well as a number of important Welsh and English listed buildings.

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Arthurs Gate, Montgomery

A metal detector survey was undertaken immediately prior to the development of a site located in an area believed to be associated with the 1644 Battle of Montgomery. Two artefacts of likely Civil War date were recovered, including a musket ball. No further items were found during the subsequent watching brief.

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