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Welcome to the Tees Archaeology website. This page will be kept up to date with the latest news and events. Please browse the rest of the site for more in-depth information on our activities and the heritage of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact us at teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk.

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Web access to the Historic Environment Record

Tees Archaeology maintains a record (Historic Environment Record, or HER) of all the known archaeological sites in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.  You can now view summary data from our HER here.

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River Tees Rediscovered Booklet Downloads





The Tees Archaeology range of booklets are available as free pdf downloads. These include the now out of print Anglo-Saxon Teesside booklet. Other booklets in the series cover the Iron Age, Roman, Viking and Medieval periods.


The booklets are designed to give an overview of each period and are aimed at the general reader.

Anglo-Saxon Booklet Cover

Other booklets include 'Hunting the Hunter-Gatherers: Mesolithic Teesside'. This brings together information about the first people of Teesside during the Mesolithic Period (around 10,000 - 4,000 BC).


The booklet is aimed at the general reader and a series of reconstructions have been produced by local artist Nigel Dobbyn. You can download it free here and we have copies avaliable for sale in the shop.

Please visit our Downloads page to see what else we have to offer.



We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.


Tees Archaeology staff are working from home and

there may be a delay in processing publication orders . When at all possible please can you order via email to teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk or email to confirm an order has been sent by post. This will ensure your order can be dealt with.


We have been working on updating our booklet series, much of which is 20 years old and in black and white and these will be available to download free of charge soon.…


Stockton Building Condition Survey

This took place successfully between the 21st and 25th of September. We were able to use a shop unit in the town to provide social distancing inside and I’m please to say that we were over-subscribed by people wishing to take part.



I am please to say that the Heritage Lottery has agreed to fund a project along the whole of the coast from the north bank of the Tees to the south bank of the Tyne and we will be involved in helping to deliver aspects of the project. More information can be found here:-



Archaeologist (Planning)

I am also pleased to say that Rosie Banens will be joining us in November to take on the lead role in dealing with planning matters and we look forward to working with her.


Tees Archaeology Monograph Series Volume 7 is now available to order using the link here.



This is a companion to Volume 6 'A Royal Anglo Saxon Cemetery at Street House, Loftus'. Volume 7 describes the excavation of preceeding enclosures, buildings and industrial activity dating from the early Neolithic to the 4th century AD.


We have updated the page for the Skelton Townscape Heritage Scheme.



If you are tempted to go for a walk, try the Battle of Piercebridge Trail created by Phil Philo (about an hour long).



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