MOLA’s Northampton based team was commissioned by Castle Cement (now Hanson Cement) in 2000 to provide archaeological input into their Environmental Statement, covering future extensions to Ketton Quarry.

The targeted approach taken allowed us to efficiently record the archaeology of the quarry while extraction continued onsite.

A programme of Desk-Based Assessment, geophysical survey, fieldwalking and targeted trial trenching defined the nature of the archaeology. Subsequent targeted archaeological excavation of threatened sites was carried out on an on-going basis, including an Anglo-Saxon settlement with an early timber church and stone-built houses of the lost medieval hamlet of Newbottle.

Excavation Survey and Recording Desk-based Assessment Heritage Consultancy Early Medieval Medieval