Archaeological Solutions


Recently, Archaeological Solutions (AS) Directors have become increasingly conscious regarding provision for the future of AS, principally its staff and clients. We at AS have worked very successfully with Wardell Armstrong on projects in recent years, and the companies share common values and aspirations. As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.As of October 2020, Wardell Armstrong acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

Wardell Armstrong are a multi-disciplinary environmental, engineering and mining consultancy, and our two like-minded businesses coming together provides a great opportunity to collectively strengthen and develop our archaeological services and extend the range of available investigations within one company. The move is part of Wardell Armstrong’s plans to grow its existing archaeological and heritage team and expand services in the UK and Internationally.

This now makes Wardell Armstrong one of the UK’s largest suppliers of archaeological services.

The AS team have joined Wardell Armstrong, and as such you will experience little change. Our commitment to you, and the aim to maintain an excellent service remain the same. Please do continue to contact us in the way you always have.

We will keep you updated in the coming months with further news about the new situation, and of course welcome any questions or comments you may have about this change.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this change, we welcome you to get in touch. Chris Rigby is Wardell Armstrong's Operations Director and is supporting the integration process. You can contact Chris via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the office on 01284 765210 or of course you can contact the AS team as you usually would.


COVID-19 Update: AS remains fully operational despite the impact of Coronavirus. Our offices are all attended and report writing is being undertaken with staff working from home. We are maintaining our field team and fulfilling the needs of our clients, while operating under safe conditions in accordance with government advice and CLC SOP.

Archaeological Solutions provides the services to satisfy the archaeological requirements of your planning application.

AS provide services to clients to fulfil National Planning Policy Framework 2012 requirements and can assist in fulfilling the requirements of Section 106 agreements.

We carry out projects ranging from short programmes of archaeological monitoring and recording to full-scale open area excavation with all of the related research and analysis. We have a wealth of experience in urban archaeology, rural archaeology, building recording and all aspects of archaeological contracting.

AS can offer archaeological advice regarding your planning application and can offer information on archaeological legislation. We can provide help and advice no matter what archaeological service you require.

Latest News

Feb 08, 2021

A ‘Rare and Important’ Discovery Leads to Historic Building Upgrade

Last year, Archaeologists from our Bury St Edmunds office conducted a programme of historical building recording at 1-5 Park Street in Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The survey revealed a timber-framed 17th century core with multiple phases of subsequent augmentation and alteration. The most intrinsically interesting elements identified during the survey were two previously unrecorded domestic wall-paintings which were discovered on the upper floor. A small sample area of one of the paintings was exposed to reveal so-called grotesque ornamentation of the later 16th or early 17th century, depicting a classical caryatid with draperies, a winged lion and abstract scrollwork. The wall painting is a rare and important discovery, made more exceptional by its excellent state of preservation. Following the discovery of the wall-paintings and analysis of the surviving historic fabric, in cooperation with Historic England, the building was upgraded in status from Grade II to Grade II* and featured in Historic England’s ‘National Heritage List in 2020’. The paintings were subsequently covered over after recording and the neglected office building was converted into a residential development with four flats. Read more
May 05, 2020

AS Publish New Book

AS work at Mill House Farm, Chadwell St Mary, Essex has been published by BAR Publishing as a new book. Read more
Feb 25, 2019

New Publications

Two significant sites, excavated and analysed by AS, have been published as East Anglian Archaeology Monographs. Read more
Jul 31, 2018

New Book by AS published

The results of AS' excavations conducted at Black Horse Farm, Sawtry, Cambs. have been published as a monograph in the BAR British Series Read more

Employment Opportunities

Wardell Armstrong regularly recruits field staff. Learn more and register your interest here.

Specialist Analysis

We offer Specialist Faunal, Archaeobotanical, Pottery, Lithics and Ceramic Building Material analysis.

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