Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Desktop Survey

Desk-based assessmentArchaeological desk-based assessments, or Archaeological Desktop Surveys as they are sometimes known are often a staple requirement when it comes to the potential development of areas and buildings of known or suspected historic/archaeological significance.

Vindomora Solutions Ltd offer a full assessment service, including the usage of Ordnance Survey mapping and Google Earth Pro through our licences. We can undertake the historical research, map regressions and produce your report on short notice, with professional results that will satisfy your planning or pre-planning condition. Where required by the relevant authority we can also recommend on any further mitigation work required, and liaise with the client to make sure they get the best value for their time and money.

The aim of a desk-based assessment (DBA) can generally be defined as such: to reveal as far as is reasonably possible the nature, extent and probable significance of elements of the historic environment within the study area, using existing records such as historic mapping, trade directories, old photographs and building plans.

The DBA acts as a guide for unitary body archaeologists who then decide if further archaeological work is required from the findings of the DBA before planning consent can be given.

We produce desk-based assessments using guidelines and standards produced by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists in conjunction with recent planning legislation and any specific requirements for specific Local Authorities. An Archaeological Impact Assessment is included as standard in one of our DBAs.

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Thoughts on SWAAG 2019

In July 2019 Tony and Mick from Vindomora Solutions Ltd acted as professional support for this year’s Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group‘s excavations at The Hagg, Fremington, in Swaledale. The group’s annual excavations at the site started back in 2012 and it was good to see the progress made when this season’s excavation closed and we got the site plan updated…

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Prospect Business Park
Valley View
County Durham DH8 7PW

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