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Archaeological Services logo with aerial view of excavation in the background


Archaeological Services provide desk-based assessments, scoping statements and environmental impact assessments covering archaeology and cultural heritage.

Heritage impact assessments, covering for example the potential impact of a development on historic buildings or conservation areas, will also be provided when required.

We aim to ensure that all necessary pre-determination works are completed appropriately, and that any mitigation schemes are determined and executed in accordance with the client’s requirements.

Overhead view from a drone showing historic building on the right and gardens and lake in the centre

The potential impact of a development on any heritage assets needs to be considered

an old map of Durham City from 1595

Historic maps can provide important information about any previous occupation on development sites and what type of archaeological resource might be present

Two archaeologists excavating walls and features on an industrial. A series of bridges can be seen in the background.

Archaeological Services is a specialist in the provision of services associated with planning permission

Contact Archaeological Services

Archaeological Services

Durham University
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

near Durham



Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1121