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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.Parish Church of St John's

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

Archaeological Services Information Policy

Links in Peterborough

External Links

Historic Environment Record

Historic Environment Record

A definitive record of the known archaeological remains within Peterborough City Council's boundary.

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship is an agri-environment scheme that provides funding to farmers towards land management.

Archaeological planning

Archaeological planning

Details of Government policy and the Archaeological Service.

Cathedral Survey

Cathedral Survey

The Cathedral Project (HEEP Project 4733) has successfully enhanced Peterborough City Council's Historic Environment Record (HER)

News

News

News relating to archaeology.

Archaeology mapping

Archaeology mapping

Online archaeology mapping.

Contact Archaeological Services

Contact Archaeological Services

Contact details and office opening times.