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Countryside archaeological advice

How to manage archaeological sites and the historic landscape in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire has hundreds of important archaeological sites which are being affected by intensive farming, high visitor numbers causing erosion, burrowing animals, scrub and tree growth and general neglect. We offer advice to land owners, parish councils, volunteer organisations and other community groups wishing to undertake conservation work.

We provide guidance on:

  • Archaeology in relation to current agri-environment schemes.
  • Tree planting and managing woodland, how to avoid sensitive archaeological sites that may be unsuitable for planting.
  • How to manage archaeological sites or historic structures including survey, erosion repair and vegetation control.
  • If you are concerned about damage to an archaeological site or historic structure.
  • If you want to get involved in the protection of your local heritage.

Contact us

To help protect and manage archaeological sites in your area,or to inform us of vandalism ordamage you have spotted, email:

If your site is a designated heritage asset (Scheduled Monument, Listed Building, Registered Park and Garden or Registered Battlefield) you will also need to contact the Heritage At Risk Project Officer at Historic England.


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