Carol Simmonds

Project Officer (Northampton)

01604 825841 csimmonds@mola.org.uk

After graduating in 2001, Carol worked on a wide variety of sites in Ireland and Hampshire before working as a CAD illustrator for Dr Harold Mytum, formerly of the University of York and for Humber Field Archaeology. She joined MOLA in March 2003 as a Project Assistant and was promoted to Project Supervisor in October 2006. She was promoted to Project Officer in June 2014.


Since 2003 Carol has worked on a wide variety of rural excavations, including prehistoric and Roman sites at Redhouse Interchange, Aston Clinton, Barton Seagrave and Raunds. She also assisted in the running of the excavation of the Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle for English Heritage. She has developed a portfolio of earthwork surveys in woodland (for the Forestry Commission) and landscape surveys for Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire (RNRP) and part of the Ashridge Estate, Buckinghamshire/Hertfordshire (National Trust). She is part of MOLA’s Geophysical Survey team and also uses mechanical and electronic survey systems such as the Leica Viva GPS.


Carol is also an accomplished illustrator and usually specialises in producing the drawn record on most sites as well as carrying out other duties. She has been responsible for bringing together the illustrations for the volume on excavations at Lynford Quarry, Norfolk and at Sherborne Castle, Dorset.

Carol Simmonds

Meet the Project Managers

The Project Managers at MOLA successfully deliver on some of the most challenging archaeological and built heritage projects across the UK. Experts in complex urban sites, large open-area rural sites and above-ground built heritage, our Project Managers understand the pressures of construction and adeptly manage programmes to meet time and budget constraints.

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