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Darnley Archaeological Services provides archaeological solutions to clients in Kent and the surrounding counties who have been required to meet an archaeological condition during their planning application

If you've seen the following on your application:


"No development shall take place until the applicant, or their agents or successors in title, has secured the implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a written scheme of investigation which has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority"

Then that's the time to give us a no obligation call

Darnley will give you free initial consultation. After which, we will guide you through the process and help you achieve the best outcome whether you have experience with these conditions or not

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In addition to and often conducted alongside our archaeological services, we offer a range of surveying services

Fieldwork surveys can measure points, stake out coordinates or gather asset analysis 

Archaeological surveying services could range from Level 1-4 historic building and site surveys, geophysical surveys using magnetometry, resistivity or ground penetrating radar for pre-planning or land evaluation prior to investment.

Our drone surveys can produce 2d and 3d interactive images and 4K HD video helping developers plot progress on site, measure in features and analyse the volume of stockpiles. The latest software can check on the health of crops and land irrigation for agricultural analysis. 

Building Survey

Site survey

Geophysical survey

Richard Taylor

Richard has a decade's experience working with property developers and private home-owners who require archaeological evaluations, watching briefs or desk-based assessments as part of their planning conditions. Richard leads on archaeological and historical school workshops, specialising in Prehistoric, Romans and Vikings as well as the public face of the company through his publishing and television work

on The Great British Dig.

Contact Richard


Fred Birkbeck

Fred is an archaeologist specialising in geophysical survey. Fred is responsible for communication, administration and customer liaison as well maintaining the web content and technology infrastructure. He also provides training on GIS, geophysical survey, archaeological planning and excavation. Fred is also our GVC trained CAA licensed drone pilot and conducts the flights as well as editing videos, 3d and 2d survey plans and illustrations.  

Contact Fred


Who are Darnley Archaeological Services?

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Company number: 12320658

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Suite 2093

6-8 Revenge Road



England ME5 8UD