Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Ltd

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust is a non-profit making educational charity and a private limited company. The Trust was established in 1975 as part of a network of four Welsh archaeological trusts covering the whole of Wales. The object for which the Trust is established, as stated in its Memorandum and Articles of Associations is to advance the education of the public in archaeology. The Trust is currently organised into three principal sections: Heritage Management, Commercial fieldwork; Administration. Each section is managed by a Principal Archaeologist, each of whom reports back to the Chief Archaeologist.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Andrew Davidson, Chief Archaeologist
01248 352 535
Offices and contacts
Craig Beuno, Garth Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2RT
01248 352 535
Additional contacts: 

Ashley Batten, Senior Archaeologist
Advice on behalf of local planning authorities (not commercial services)
Tel: 01248 370 926
Email: ashley.batten [at]

John Roberts, Principal Archaeologist
Commercial Services
Tel: 01248 366 957
Email: john.roberts [at]

Spencer Smith, Archaeologist
Portable Antiquities Scheme
Tel: 01248 366 973
Email: Spencer.smith [at]

Thomas Crowther, HER Archaeologist
Enquiries - HER
Tel: 01248 366 963
Email: thomas.crowther [at]

Regions and services
See below for a list of this Registered Organisation's operational regions and services.
Registration period: 
The geographical regions and services listed for this organisation represent work undertaken within the last 3 years. The services listed are either provided in-house or are bought-in - please contact the organisation for further details.
conservation management plans
design of investigations, procurement of services, contract management and monitoring
EIAs, DBAs, documentary research
provision of commercial historic environment advice to developers, public inquiries
Education & outreach
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
teaching and training
university-based research
Fieldwork / post-fieldwork
analysis of artefacts, industrial residues, environmental material and human remains
building analysis and recording
characterisation and appraisals
field evaluation
geophysical survey
maritime archaeology
measured and topographical survey
object conservation
watching briefs
historic environment advice to/on behalf of national and local government on policy, strategy and development control
maintainance of HERs/NMRs

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