Archaeological solutions to clients in Kent and the surrounding counties

Our Services

At Darnley, we appreciate your challenges in the construction sector as a business or private developer.

Archaeological conditions and mitigation are complex issues that require expert knowledge and professional support.

Darnley Archaeological Services works with clients to achieve bespoke solutions to these complexities. Our expert knowledge and reliable staff provide a dependable and managed service to help achieve your development aims.

Archaeological Consultancy

Our consultancy team offers guidance and support from the outset of your development project; we will explain and steer you through the planning process and required archaeological conditions.

Archaeological Project Management

We pride ourselves on providing a bespoke service that project manages all archaeological conditions of your development project through to completion.

Archaeological Evaluations

Planning authorities sometimes require evaluation works to help them decide whether more detailed archaeological work is needed before site development is approved. Darnley Archaeological Services undertake targeted evaluations to investigate your site thoroughly and economically. We provide expert advice to help your project move smoothly through the planning process.

Archaeological Surveys

Surveys are an essential method of assessing the archaeological potential for your planning and research purposes. Darnley Archaeological Services offer a range of archaeological survey techniques to best suit your planning conditions or research proposals, utilising the latest technologies with tried and tested methods.

Archaeological Planning Conditions

Desk-based Assessment

Desk-based assessments (DBA) assess the archaeological potential alongside development proposals. DBAs are important as they can produce a model of the probable impact on any archaeological resource early in the planning process.