As part of our research for assessments and reports we will conduct extensive research of local and national archives.
We can also use archival research to gain a better understanding of building and land use, sometimes stretching back over hundreds of years. This can often prove a useful tool in determining the archaeological potential of areas pre-application, or alternatively as part of an assessment to fulfil conditions already placed on an application.
Sources typically consulted include historical maps, estate papers, sale catalogues and parish records.
We are also happy to assist individuals with general interest archival research.