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The Ancient Parish of St Sidwell, Exeter

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The Ancient Parish of St Sidwell, Exeter

This blog post describes archaeological work and desk top assessment investigations carried out by Oakford Archaeology and other heritage organisations which has added to our knowledge of the history of Sidwell Street, Exeter.
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Archaeological Monitoring at Trews Weir, Exeter

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Archaeological Monitoring at Trews Weir, Exeter

Oakford Archaeology monitored a geotechnical borehole survey in September 2019 by Red Rock Geoscience Ltd for Exeter City Council, at Trews Weir, Exeter, Devon. The purpose of this survey was to investigate the causes of the weakening of the structure and the excavation of the boreholes across the length of the weir allowed the recording of the structure and deposits below, providing valuable new information on the construction and date of the weir.
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The Archaeologist’s Toolkit – An Essential Guide!

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The Archaeologist’s Toolkit – An Essential Guide!

Archaeologists work all year round, come rain or shine, on urban and rural sites, in confined spaces or in green open fields, on complex sites with deep stratigraphy or on simple sites with scattered features. In short, an archaeologist needs to be prepared, flexible and ready for anything! In this blog post we thought it might be interesting to share the main tools of the trade – and they may surprise you…

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Excavations at Halswell House, Somerset

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Excavations at Halswell House, Somerset

Here’s a summary of  the archaeological features and exciting bone and pottery assemblages recently excavated by our archaeological team at Halswell House, Somerset. Oakford Archaeology have been heritage consultants at Halswell House, Goathurst, Somerset since December 2016.

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How a Heritage Consultant Can Help Your Project Run Smoothly

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How a Heritage Consultant Can Help Your Project Run Smoothly

If you’re managing a construction site, want to carry out work on a historic building or have responsibility for heritage assets, the chances are you’ll have already used, or are thinking of working with, a heritage consultant.

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What is a Heritage Statement?

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What is a Heritage Statement?

Following our theme of answering frequently asked questions, in this blog post we’re looking more closely at Heritage Statements: what they are, whey they’re needed and what they should contain.

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What does an Archaeological Watching Brief involve?

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What does an Archaeological Watching Brief involve?

Do you need an archaeological watching brief to fulfil a planning condition? If you own or live near a site of archaeological interest, you might be asked to employ an archaeological contractor to carry out a watching brief for you.
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What Does an Archaeological Desk Based Assessment Cost?

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What Does an Archaeological Desk Based Assessment Cost?

Have you been asked to commission a desk-based assessment as part of your planning application? Read on to find out what a desk-based assessment is, why it’s sometimes necessary as part of a planning application and how much it is likely to cost.
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Why does a Development Require an Archaeological Evaluation?

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Why does a Development Require an Archaeological Evaluation?

Have you been asked to fund an archaeological evaluation as part of your planning application? Read on to understand what this phase of work involves and what it is for.
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Welcome to our new website!

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Welcome to our new website!

We’re delighted to have launched our new website which gives you lots of information about Oakford Archaeology – who we are, what we do and how we can help you. We’ve also included lots of case studies to give you a flavour of the range and types of projects and sites we have worked on. If we can be of assistance on your heritage project – be it archaeological consultancy, excavation, building recording, desk-based assessment or any other specialist archaeological services, get in touch and we’ll be pleased to offer you a competitive quote. Based in Exeter, our skilled team work across the wider South West area: Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset.