Archaeology and Heritage

ACD Archaeology has provided and managed the completion of specialist advice on small to large-scale residential, retail and mixed use developments throughout the United Kingdom. More recently, experience has diversified to include a greater number of historic building and landscape enhancement projects.

Archaeology and Heritage

Project experience has involved assessment of both archaeological and other heritage assets informed by desk based research and fieldwork. The work is underpinned by Ben’s academic background which includes both archaeological and historic building qualifications. Negotiation with local and national advisors has secured planning permission and the subsequent discharge of conditions. Where necessary, scheduled monument and listed building consents have been secured.

We provide the following services:

  • Desk based archaeology/heritage assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Design & Access Statement input
  • Heritage Statements/Statements of Significance
  • Historic building appraisal, assessment & building recording
  • Walkover surveys
  • Research including map regression and analysis of aerial photographs
  • Negotiation with heritage advisors, including planning archaeologists, conservation and English Heritage officers
  • Management of archaeological evaluation and mitigation including fieldwalking, geophysical survey, trial trenching, watching briefs, building recording and full excavation
  • Scheduled monument and listed building consent applications & justifications
  • Involvement at public consultations/stakeholder events
  • Expert witness appearances, proofs of evidence and written statements
  • Conservation/management plan formulation and input to parkland plans

To discuss individual requirements and for further information please contact Ben Stephenson.

Did You Know?

Heritage is a broad concept and includes the natural as well as the cultural environment. It encompasses landscapes, historic places, sites and built environments, as well as bio-diversity, collections, past and continuing cultural practices, knowledge and living experiences.

Historic England publishes an annual survey that details those heritage assets known to be at risk as result of neglect, decay and inappropriate development in England. The register covers Grade I and II* listed buildings, Grade II listed places of Worship and Grade II buildings in London, scheduled monuments, registered parks and gardens, registered battlefields, protected wreck sites and conservation areas.