Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd

In addition to its remit as an archaeological education and research charity, Canterbury Archaeological Trust is one of South-East England’s leading full-service archaeological consulting and contracting organisations. It offers a full range of commercial services, including archaeological and historic environment pre-planning advice and consultancy, desk-based reports to accompany planning applications, environmental impact studies, heritage asset and building recording surveys. It can undertake every type of archaeological field investigation, from evaluation to excavation. Its post-excavation assessment, analysis and publication record is second to none.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Paul Bennett, Director
Peter Clark, Post Excavation and Research Director
01227 462 062
Offices and contacts
92a Broad Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2LU
John Hammond, Commercial Operations Director
01227 825 259
Additional contacts: 

John Hammond, Commerical Operations Director
Commercial enquiries
Tel.: 01227 825 259
Email: john.hammond [at]

Andrew Richardson, Outreach and Archives Manager
Tel.: 01227 825 276
Email: andrew.richardson [at]

Rupert Austin, Historic Buildings Team Leader
Tel: 01227 825 270
Email: rupert.austin [at]

Keith Parfitt, Dover Office Manager
Tel: 01304 227 000
Email: keith.parfitt [at]

Jane Elder, Publications Officer
Tel: 01227 825 261
Email: jane.elder [at]

Jon Rady, Field Operations Manager
Tel: 01227 825 269
Email: jon.rady [at]

James Holman, Senior Projects Manager
Tel.: 01227 825 256
Email: james.holman [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.
Elsewhere in the World
East of England
South East (inc. London, Isle of Wight)
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
collections and archive curation
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

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
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