We are an archaeological contractor based in Exeter, offering all aspects of archaeological consultancy and services throughout the South West, including Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Our archaeology firm has a proven track record of delivering a dedicated and highly professional heritage consultancy service to both public and private sector clients. Our aim is to ensure that all archaeological conditions are fulfilled, whilst ensuring both the least possible delay to project schedules and minimising costs to the clients.

We are also committed to providing training and support for both local community based archaeological projects and broader research led investigations.

To enquire about the archaeological services and heritage consultancy we can offer please get in touch.



Meet our team



Marc set up Oakford Archaeology in 2011 after the closure of Exeter Archaeology. He has worked in the archaeology sector since graduating from the University of Reading in 1999 and has a wide experience interacting with national and local organisations on projects throughout the South West.

Lucy graduated from the Universiry of Wales (Lampeter) with a BA in History, followed by a post-graduate teaching qualification. She then graduated from the Institute of Heraldic Genealogical Studies (IHGS), achieving the Higher Certificate in Genealogy and the Diploma in Genealogy, the IHGS professional qualification.

Richard has been an archaeologist for over 30 years, initially for Exeter Archaeology, and since 2010 as a freelance building’s consultant and illustrator. In that time he has recorded a wide range of historic buildings, mainly in the south west of England, as well as producing interpretation and reconstruction drawings.


Elisabeth graduated from the University of Reading in 2010, joining Exeter Archaeology shortly before its closure in 2011. Having worked on the archaeological circuit she started with Oakford Archaeology in early 2019 and is our senior illustrator with responsibility for producing graphics for client reports and publications. In addition to this Elisabeth has also been working as a project archaeologist and been involved with desk-based assessments, heritage statements, evaluations, watching briefs and historic building recording.

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Mike, BA Hons, is a second year Archaeology student from the University of Exeter and in his spare time a pizza chef at The Flat in Exeter. We are committed to training the next generation of skilled archaeologists by providing practical training to undergraduates. After completing his undergraduate degree course at Exeter University and working part-time with us since March 2018 Mike is now a full-time member of staff and involved with all aspects of our work.