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Berkshire Archaeology

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A group of prehistoric arrowheads

Welcome to Berkshire Archaeology - an archaeological advice service for Windsor and Maidenhead, Reading, Bracknell Forest, Slough and Wokingham.

Our Role

Berkshire Archaeology was established in 2004, as part of Reading Borough Council's museum service. We offer a range of archaeological services across the five authorities. Please choose from the menu on the left for more information on:

  • Historic Environment Record
  • Planning and development control
  • Site conservation and management
  • Public archaeology

Open House

We run Open House sessions - you can drop in to consult the Historic Environment Record or discuss any aspects of archaeology in our area on Thursdays, 12 - 4pm, Berkshire Record Office.

Taking Archaeology forward

We are currently working to produce a development plan for Berkshire Archaeology, to outline our plans, forthcoming projects, and ideas for future work.

Tell us what you think

We welcome input from residents of the five authorities and from community groups with an interest in heritage. If you would like to have your say on how archaeology should be managed in your area then please contact us.

Contact Us

We are based in Berkshire Record Office and can be contacted by post, phone or e-mail. Our postal address is:

Berkshire Archaeology
Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
Reading
RG1 6AF

Alternatively you can call us on 0118 937 5976 or email us.

Berkshire Archaeology does not cover the area of the West Berkshire unitary authority. If you require information on the archaeology of West Berkshire, please contact West Berkshire Heritage Service (call 01635 519534 or email).


Recent Updates:

Open Area excavation

We advise on all planning matters relating to archaeology and monitor the work of all archaeological contractors and consultants on development sites.

Date updated: 09 Dec 2014

Archaeological feature on an excavation in Berkshire

We manage the Berkshire Historic Environment Record (HER), a database of all known archaeological sites in our area.

Date updated: 09 Dec 2014

Reading Abbey Ruins

We work with local authorities and other land managers to make sure that important archaeological sites are properly cared for.

Date updated: 09 Dec 2014


Related Content:

The Silchester Eagle from Roman Calleva, immortalized by Rosemary Sutcliff in her children’s book The Eagle of the Ninth

The archaeological collection spans many millennia, reflecting the changing lifestyles of the people who have lived in the area.

Date published: 25 Jun 2009

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