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ARCHAEOLOGY – Working throughout the UK and Ireland

Headland Archaeology, established in 1996, is a wholly commercial company and one of the largest archaeology firms in Europe supplying services to the UK and Ireland.  We have offices in Edinburgh, Hereford, Bedfordshire and Glasgow.

Although Headland specialises in larger infrastructure and renewables projects, we also offer a comprehensive range of archaeological services, including specialist areas, to a broad spectrum of clients. We know what we are good at and are able to translate this into a client-focussed approach, minimising risk, enabling development, delivering products on time and to budget.

It is possible to balance culture and commerce: we think it is essential





» Quarrendon Fields Renewable Energy Scheme – Collaborative working helps to protect archaeology

Headland Archaeology (South & East Office) have recently completed the mitigation stage fieldwork on a renewable energy (wind) scheme at Quarrendon Fields, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. This investigation was a successful use of a ‘preservation in situ’ approach. It was the culmination of several years of successful collaborative working between the developer (AWE Renewables Ltd), their design team and their archaeological advisors (Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd.»»

Posted: 10–03–2015


» Headland Archaeology secures £4.5m of new business in last year and makes the news

We are very pleased to report substantial growth in the last year, securing £4.5m in new business. Sales have steadily increased over the last few years and with the revival of the construction industry we are forecasting that our work will increase by 20 per cent in the coming year. We are also delighted to see that our success has made the news (The Scotsman, The Herald) »»

Posted: 03–03–2015


» Headland unearth possible jousting casualty in Hereford

As Headland nears the end of a Heritage Lottery-funded major project at Hereford Cathedral exciting new discoveries have come to light. So far one of these has captured the public imagination and was covered in a two-page spread for the February edition of the BBC History Magazine entitled ‘Into the bloody world of the medieval tournament’. »»

Posted: 16–02–2015


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