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.
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A geophysical survey was carried out on the site of Pen Dinas hillfort, a Scheduled Ancient Monument south of Aberystwyth. The survey, which was as part of a community based research programme, identified an earlier Bronze Age round barrow and the remains of several possible Iron Age roundhouses.
Evidence of linear features, some of which were probably earlier field divisions, was identified during a magnetometer survey undertaken across three fields near West Holloway, Penally, Pembrokeshire. The work followed an earlier Desk-based Assessment carried out in relation to the same development.
Archaeology Wales was commissioned to carry out a detailed study as part of a wider ES for the proposed development of a marsh habitat area within the Gower, south Wales. The study concluded that although potential impacts upon the historical environment would occur, the effects had already taken place and were not reversible within the …
A ‘strip, map and sample’ archaeological excavation at Shoals Hook Farm, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, undertaken in advance of the construction of a solar farm, revealed the remains of an early Romano-British settlement, comprising at least three round houses, a granary, and numerous field enclosure ditches. The work was informed by the results of a previous Geophysical …
Excavation of structured deposits in an Early Neolithic pit at Caer Odyn, Rhydypennau, Ceredigion, identified fragment of a polished axe, pottery and cremated human bone dated to c. 3700 BC, making the pit one of the earliest such features yet found in Ceredigion.
A watching brief took place across upland areas on Mynydd Bwllfa, near Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taf, during the construction of eight wind turbines and an extensive network of trackways. A programme of mitigation and targeted excavation was carried out in close co-operation with the developer and the local curatorial archaeologist.
A topographical survey was carried out on the route of a proposed hydro-scheme along the Glasffrwd Brook near Strata Florida Abbey. The survey, which also included examination of Lidar data and historic mapping, recorded numerous archaeological features, including medieval trackways, walls, leats, banks and ditches.
A DBA and an Assessment of Visual Impact, combined with a targeted geophysical survey, helped to evaluate land at Crundale near Haverfordwest prior to the construction of a solar farm. The work led to the preparation of a detailed pre-planning mitigation strategy.
A Conservation Management Plan, along with associated internal and external building surveys were carried out to inform restoration work of out-building and garden features at Aberglasney House, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. A watching brief was undertaken subsequently during the site works.