Archaeological Surveys

Archaeological Surveys

Providing solutions for 25 years.

As developers continue to seek sites suitable for development, land in historical areas of towns and villages is coming under increasing scrutiny from would-be buyers. Developers may wish to know the archaeological implications of such a site prior to purchase of the land or submission of a planning application.

The link between a region’s geology and its historical / archaeological heritage should not be underestimated. The availability of raw materials required for industrial processes and the concomitant development of a skilled workforce have frequently resulted in the same parcel of land being re-used perhaps for centuries.

Sites contaminated by former industrial activities may contain remains associated with such former uses in the form of buried features and / or standing structures. Contaminated land may be found to overlie well-preserved (and in many cases relatively uncontaminated) earlier archaeology.
As part of its package of services

GRM can provide cost-effective desk-based studies to assess the likely archaeological potential of a site.

For further information please contact Paul Wardle.

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