Providing archaeological services in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, the Midlands, East-Anglia and the South-East

The Company

We are a well established independent, innovative, archaeology and built heritage practice with over 20 years experience in the commercial sector.

Offices in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire provides us with a platform to serve clients throughout the Midlands, East-Anglia and the South-East.

Our client base consists of development companies, architects, planning consultants, local authorities, local builders and numerous private owners.

We provide a wide range of professional heritage services, from desk-based assessments through to full excavation.

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JCB excavation

Our Work

We work in accordance with current national and local authority professional guidelines and strictly follow the rules and regulations of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). We are committed to maintaining high standards for all types of archaeological projects. We aim to deliver a quality, cost-effective and integrated service to our clients.

At MAS we are aware that many of our clients commission archaeological or built heritage works in order to obtain planning permission. For some clients this may be an unwanted and unwelcome problem.

Our guidance and advice can minimise heritage issues and implications of a site, reduce or even remove a site’s heritage risk, and make suitable provision for heritage risk in our clients budgets.

Pit excavation

Work with Us

MAS recognise the importance of providing accurate information, presented clearly and concisely. We are committed to guiding our clients from the early stages of the development process, through planning consent to the discharge of relevant planning conditions. We undertake all negotiations with the Local Authority or County Archaeologist and Historic England on behalf of our clients and ensure that our client’s needs and requirements are fairly represented. Our aim is to inform, not to confuse.


Stanford on Soar

In 2015 MAS were asked to conduct a programme of archaeological work involving an earthwork survey and programme of archaeological monitoring prior to, and during, small scale development of land for stabling and a ménage at Stanford on Soar, Nottinghamshire. The earthwork survey concluded that the standing earthworks present on the site were representative of […]

St Mary le Wigford, Lincoln

St Mary-le-Wigford is Grade I listed and was built in the 11th century AD, with later repairs and additions spanning between the 12th-19th centuries. There has also been recent speculation that the building may have an earlier foundation date of the late 10th century, possibly replacing an earlier timber church. The church has, within its […]

Pleshey – more news

Since 2013 MAS have been involved in a series of archaeological monitoring projects within the ancient village of Pleshey, in Essex. The village of Pleshey has a diverse archaeological record, spanning from the prehistoric to the post-medieval periods and later. Much of this has been recorded over the years by chance discoveries, research projects, stray […]

Past Projects

No.1 Ermine Street, Ancaster

No.1 Ermine Street, a significantly important late 1st-4th century AD site which has helped to further current knowledge of the Roman Town of Ancaster. During 2009 MAS undertook a strip, map and record exercise during development at No.1 Ermine Street, Ancaster. After initial machining of the site area it soon became apparent that a well […]

The Old Plough, Weston-on-Trent

Between 2010-2012 MAS undertook a series of archaeological investigations during the re-development of a former public house site, The Old Plough, Weston-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Initially MAS were asked to undertake a trenched evaluation of the site area prior to development, during this evaluation we discovered 11th century features and deposits, along with some well preserved 11th […]

Peterborough City Centre

Peterborough has kept MAS busy over the last couple of years with varied and interesting projects, ranging from desktop assessments, evaluations, watching briefs and building recording. Between 2011-12 we conducted watching briefs at the Queensgate Shopping Centre during small scale expansion of the site, and where we discovered post-medieval pottery and a stone lined well […]