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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.

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


We have added Medieval Skelton report to the page for the Skelton Townscape Heritage Scheme





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.


Easter Activity update

Thank you all for watching and taking part. Viewing figures proved good:

Local history – 831 views

Test pit – 4.6k views

Finds – 1.8k views



Rosie Banens (Tees Archaeology) was involved with a project featured on Freeview TV Channel 7 over Easter, also posted on the following pages:

https://www.facebook.com/TyneWearLocalTV and https://www.facebook.com/TeessideLocalTV.


The project was aimed at children and teens providing activities during the Easter holidays. Rosie was featured in three segments:

Tuesday 6th 19:15 - 19:30 : Local History & Local Explorer Bingo 

Wednesday 7th – 13:15 - 13:30 The Dig/Test pit excavations 

Thursday 8th – 13:15 - 13:30 Examining finds from the dig


More information of the TV schedule can be found here and activity sheets can be downloaded from our Downloads page.


Romano-British villa complex at Ingleby Barwick

We are very pleased to announce that the Romano-British villa complex has now been granted Scheduled Monument Status. The site is of national importance and was deliberately left unexcavated and preserved as a public open space within a modern housing development. It is also one of the most northerly known minor villas in the country. Given the rare circumstance of a surviving undisturbed Romano-British villa and its high archaeological potential its future has best be secured by scheduling. Visit the Historic England's list here.


Stockton and Darlington Railway Heritage Action Zone (S&DRHAZ)

Historic England’s Aerial Investigation and Mapping team conducted an aerial investigation and mapping project of the heritage assets along the original line of the railway plus its pre-1831 branch lines. The report can be found here.



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:-




Upcoming Projects

Two community excavation projects are scheduled for late summer 2021 should government COVID19 restrictions allow. The Stockton Townscape Heritage Partnership 2 and Low Grange, Billingham part of Belief in the North East. More details will be provided once the dates have been secured.


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.


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