Tees Archaeology provides archaeological services to the people and local authorities of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. We offer a range of services working on a wide variety of projects, including an active presence in our local community.
For further technical information about our services, take a look at our Technical Documents section below.
We offer a range of services working on a wide variety of projects, including an active presence in our local community.
Tees Archaeology monitor all planning applications and other development proposals in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees, and advise the local planning authorities on a suitable response should a proposed development have the potential to affect an archaeological site.
This function is carried out in fulfilment of government policy as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2012).
Tees Archaeology maintains a record (Historic Environment Record, or HER) of all the known archaeological sites in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. This is a digital record based on a database and a Geographical Information System (GIS).
Our technical documents provide background on the service and how we operate. They also include our charging and archival policies, as well as information on how we handle personal data.
Tees Archaeology Background Information
Equality and Diversity Policy
Tees Archaeology raises awareness of the historic environment through our website and the provision of guided walks and talks. We develop volunteer based programmes by accessing external funding, which also helps us meet our budget targets.
Tees Archaeology curates a range of archaeological material on behalf of its partner authorities. It holds the physical, paper, and photographic archives for archaeological sites in the area, including material which has yet to be fully reported.
Tees Archaeology does not carry out investigative work related to the planning process. If you need to find an archaeological contractor you can use the following resources:
The BAJR Register of Professional Archaeological Companies – go to the tab ‘Contractor Map’ and select a distance and location, then ‘Search Map’.
The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists list of Registered Organisations – select a location and distance, then ‘Search’. You can also search the internet for “North-East England archaeological contractor”.