• 2 Marwood House, NAA's main office, in easy reach of the A1(M) and M6
  • 1 Our main office in Barnard Castle is set in the beautiful Teesdale valley
  • 5 We have an ongoing commitment to training in health and safety for all our staff
  • 5 Covering the North East Yorkshire, Cumbria and across the UK
  • 4 Team undertaking the Munro Challenge in support of WaterAid

Who We Are

Established in 1990, NAA's main office is in Barnard Castle, in the heart of the beautiful Teesdale valley and within easy distance of the A1 and M6. We also have a smaller office in Durham. The two directors, Richard Fraser and Mary Fraser, together have over 50 years experience in professional archaeology. Prior to joining NAA, Mary previously worked in Local Government Planning so has personal experience of the development process from both sides of the table.

Richard and Mary are supported by a core staff of twenty five; including specialists in heritage conservation, planning consultancy, site investigation, survey and community outreach. At all levels our staff are committed to providing a first-rate, professional service. Together, we can offer our clients the peace of mind, reliability and consistency they would expect of a large commercial contractor, while still being small enough to ensure a flexible and personal service.

NAA has an Integrated Management System certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.


Main Office: 01833 690800 and Durham 0191 375 0943