are frequently requested to produce archaeological desk-top
assessments to determine whether there are any significant
archaeological remains beneath a development site and
to draw up mitigation strategies to reduce the impact
of the proposed development on the archaeological resource.
A desk-top assessment will combine a walk over of the
study area with a thorough investigation of documentary
records, historical maps and plans of the area, photograph
evidence, geological information as well as all relevant
data from the local Historic Environment Record (HER).
TRIGPOINT Conservation & Planning
has the capacity and expertise to undertake archaeological
desk-top assessments on behalf of developers to the standards
recommended by the Institute of Field Archaeologists,
and its report will help developers identify the archaeological
potential of a site as well as any significant risks or
archaeological desk-top assessments - case studies
Rotherhithe New Road, Southwark
TRIGPOINT Conservation & Planning provided an archaeological desk-top survey for the redevelopment of a vacant site for a mixed development providing
a new school and housing.
By a combination of site survey, historical research and an investigation of the Greater London Sites and Monuments Records, the desk-top survey identified
that the site had a moderate archaeological potential and the desktop survey has now been used to inform a more intrusive archaeological evaluation
of the site in advance of the proposed development.
John Paul II RC High School Site, Wandsworth, London
TRIGPOINT Conservation & Planning
provided an archaeological desk-top survey for a large
school site in Wandsworth that was to be redeveloped
for new housing.
By a combination of site survey, historical research
and an investigation of the Greater London Sites and
Monuments Records, the desk-top survey identified that
the site had a low to moderate archaeological potential
and proposed mitigation strategies to minimise the
potential impact of the development on any in-situ
The desktop survey has now been approved by Greater
London Archaeology Advisory Service, moving the redevelopment
of the site one step further forward.
Shepherd Street, Westminster, London
To assist in the development of a basement extension
to a house in Mayfair, TRIGPOINT Conservation & Planning
provided an archaeological desk based assessment to address
the heritage issues. The report identified that the site
had a low archaeological potential and with this information
the planners at Westminster granted planning permission.
Moorbarns Way, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
To support the client’s proposals to redevelop
a site to the south of Lutterworth for new housing, TRIGPOINT
Conservation & Planning
prepared an archaeological desk-top assessment to assess
the known and potential archaeology within the site.
Following thorough historic research, using the local
Historic Environment Record, and a site survey, the
assessment identified that the site had a moderate
archaeological potential for Roman remains and proposed
a mitigation strategy to minimise any impact on the
in-situ archaeological remains.
Millgate, Newark, Nottinghamshire
To assist in the redevelopment of a site for new housing
close to the centre of Newark, TRIGPOINT Conservation & Planning
provided an archaeological desk-top assessment to address
the heritage issues.
Having indicated that the site was of archaeological
interest the report was able to advise on mitigation
strategies to minimise any impact on the in-situ archaeological
remains and with this information the planners at Newark
and Sherwood did not raise any objections to the implications
of the development on any buried archaeology.
We are happy to supply examples of our reports on request.