Peterborough Archaeological Services
The area covered by Peterborough City Council displays a unique
and diverse natural landscape, being characterised by deep fen and
fen edge, clay and limestone 'uplands', and terraces of the Rivers
Nene and Welland. This diverse landscape was exploited as early as
the Palaeolithic period. As the result of over 500,000 years of
human activity, the historic environment of Peterborough is
extremely rich and varied, with ancient sites, monuments, features
and finds, historic towns and villages, 29 conservation areas, over
1000 listed buildings, 67 scheduled monuments, 7 historic parks and
gardens and other distinctive landscape character areas, which
represent a unique record of Peterborough's past.
Peterborough Archaeological Services provides
advice and information on the archaeology and historic environment
of Peterborough City Council, and advises local planning
authorities on the archaeological implications of development both
within and outside the planning system. Peterborough Archaeological
Services also advises farmers and landowners on grant-aided
management of the historic landscape; and maintains its own
Historic Environment Record (HER) database and online version.
As part of Peterborough City Council,
Peterborough Archaeological Services are committed towards:
- Creating strong and supportive communities
- Promoting substantial and sustainable growth
- Creating the UK’s Environmental Capital
- Creating opportunities and tackling inequalities
- Promoting lifelong learning
Links in Peterborough
A definitive record of the known archaeological remains within Peterborough City Council's boundary.
Environmental Stewardship is an agri-environment scheme that provides funding to farmers towards land management.
Details of Government policy and the Archaeological Service.
The Cathedral Project (HEEP Project 4733) has successfully enhanced Peterborough City Council's Historic Environment Record (HER)
News relating to archaeology.
Online archaeology mapping.
Contact details and office opening times.