NAA In Focus Projects

NAA Projects



We currently have a number of projects underway in the field, as well as a range of post-excavation work going on in our offices at Marwood House. Current projects include:


A1 Leeming to Barton Improvements, North Yorkshire



A1 Leeming to Barton ImprovementsThis phase covers the 24km section from Leeming Bar to Barton, following the route of Great North Road which is closely aligned to the Dere Street Roman road. The new road alignment follows the course of these earlier roads for parts of its length and continues on the existing route through the Roman town of Cataractonium to the south of the River Swale and an associated suburb to the north. The new A1(M) will, however, avoid the core of the Roman settlement at Bainesse



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Crummock Court, Howdon



Crummock CourtNAA recently undertook trial trenching on the site of a World War II anti-aircraft gun-site at Crummock Court, Howdon, Wallsend. This work was undertaken in advance of the construction of sheltered housing and was commissioned by Miller Construction (UK) Ltd on behalf of North Tyneside Borough Council.



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Lucker Old Hall, Lucker, Northumberland



Lucker Old HallNAA are undertaking a programme of investigations for JMP Architects, on behalf of HPB Assurance Ltd, associated with a new holiday complex development on the site of the former Lucker Hall, in Northumberland.



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Holme Lea, Bowes



St John's CollegeA programme of archaeological monitoring and excavation, undertaken recently by NAA at Holme Lea, Bowes, has revealed remains associated with both the Roman and medieval period.



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Greatham Managed Realignment Scheme, Hartlepool, Co. Durham



St John's CollegeArchaeological monitoring, carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency during a habitat creation and flood risk management scheme, has revealed previously unknown funerary and settlement evidence spanning several thousand years of activity (approximately 4000BC to 410AD).



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Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire



St John's CollegeIn early 2013 NAA excavated a multi-period site just south-west of Goldthorpe village, South Yorkshire, exposing a range of features dating from the Bronze Age through to the post-medieval period.



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Sedling burns Dressing Floors



St John's CollegeThe heritage costs of the 2012 floods: emergency archaeological recording of Sedling Burn dressing floors



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Toft Green



St John's CollegeNAA were commissioned in July 2012 to conduct archaeological monitoring of emergency repair works on a 120m length of a collapsed Victorian sewer along Tanner Row and Toft Green, in the centre of York. The works allowed a keyhole into York's Roman past, with the first modern, scientific archaeological recording in this important part of the city.



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Friarage Community School



St John's CollegeNAA was commissioned to conduct a historic building survey of the Friarage Community Primary School prior to its refurbishment. This comprised photographing and recording the exterior and interior of the school, including over 40 different rooms.



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East Coast Pipeline, North Yorkshire and East Riding



East Coast PipelineThe archaeological investigations associated with the construction of the new East Coast Pipeline have provided a unique opportunity to study a continuous transect across two very different landscape areas.



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Hawkswick Pipeline: Littondale, Yorkshire Dales National Park



Hawkswick PipelineThe discovery and dating of a previously unknown medieval smelting site (bale) in Littondale was an important addition to the limited, but growing, information relating to early lead smelting in the Yorkshire Dales.



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Kirk Merrington Primary School, County Durham



Kirk Merrington Primary SchoolRecent archaeological investigation, undertaken in advance of the construction of a new primary school, has uncovered evidence of medieval ploughing and the remains of a World War II air-raid shelter at Kirk Merrington in County Durham.



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Lumley Forge, near Chester-Le-Street, Durham



Lumley ForgeSituated on a curving stretch of the Lumley Park Burn, little remains today of the former forge and later boot blacking factory, but during the late 18th and early 19th century this secluded little spot was a hive of industrial activity.



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West Stonesdale Lead Mine, Swaledale



West Stonesdale Lead MineWest Stonesdale is a small, nucleated, single-phase mine complex concentrated on the west bank of Startindale Gill, a small stream that runs south from Tan Hill to join the River Swale just west of Keld.



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Historic Scotland Rectified Photographic Surveys



Castle SweenNAA have been commissioned to work with Greenhatch on several sites across Scotland including the beautiful Urqhart Castle on the north shores of Loch Ness, Castle Sween on the stunning west coast and the haunting nunnery on Iona.



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North York Moors National Park Update (2)



Gunby HallAs part of a rolling programme of monument management undertaken by the North York Moors National Park Authority in partnership with English Heritage, NAA is working together with Graham Lee, the NYMNPA archaeologist, on a series of measures to stabilise the three sites and protect them for future generations to enjoy.



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Gunby Hall Parkland Management Plan



Gunby HallWorking together with Debois Landscape, NAA are currently undertaking a Parkland Management Plan for Gunby. As part of the project, NAA are undertaking an archaeological survey of the estate, bringing together a range of information to understand more about the pre-1700 development of the area



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North York Moors National Park MMP Work

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North York MoorsNAA has recently been commissioned by the NYMNP to undertake a conditions assessment and management plan for three scheduled prehistoric sites - Simon Howe and Two Howes - on the moor just to the south of Goathland. This work is still in its early stages but we hoping it will help protect and conserve these nationally important monuments into the future...



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Castleshaws Conservation Management Plan (CMP)



CastleshawsWe are currently undertaking a CMP for the 1st century Roman fort (and later fortlet) at Castleshaw, Saddleworth, near Oldham. Working together with local authorities, English Heritage, United Utilities and the Saddleworth community, NAA hope to resolve some of the issues facing Castleshaw and make recommendations to enhance the interpretation and enjoyment of the site.



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St John's College Gardens, Durham



St John's CollegeThe redevelopment of part of St John's College has recently given us the rare opportunity to investigate something of the history of the south bailey. A small team of archaeologists from NAA have been digging in the garden since the beginning of August and have excavated two areas;.



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Demesne Farm



St John's CollegeNAA were approached by the owners of Demesne Farm, Bellingham in Northumberland to undertake a continual watching brief during groundworks associated with the construction of a steel-framed barn and a feed silo. The archaeological work was required as a planning condition because the new farm buildings were situated close to 'Castle Mound', a high grassy mound thought to have been the location of a castle or fortified house.



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Warcop Farm



St John's CollegeNAA were commissioned to undertake an historic buildings survey of the farm in advance of planning permission for the conversion of the barn range to provide for domestic living accommodation. This formed part of a programme of archaeological evaluation including a Desk- Based Assessment (DBA) and trial trenching.



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Brunton and Shields Railway, Weetslade



Brunton and Shields RailwayA section of the railway was excavated near Wideopen.



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Blaydon Burn, Gateshead:



Blaydon BurnBlaydon Burn has been inhabited and worked at least since the medieval period



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Haisthorpe Community Open Day



HaisthorpeAs part of a continual programme of community involvement, Yorkshire Water asked NAA to organise an archaeological open day centred around their work on the Bridlington to Haisthorpe Water Pipeline Scheme.



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Low Street, Sunderland



Low Street, SunderlandMandale Group engaged NAA to undertake a Desk-Based Assessment of a proposed redevelopment.



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Roebuck Hill, Jump



Roebuck HillA glimpse of late Iron Age and early Roman rural life in South Yorkshire.



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