archaeological and heritage services

Excavation and Consultancy for homeowners and companies engaged in construction, utilities and renewable energy in planning and pre-application

professional archaeological and heritage advice

Cursus Archaeology is experienced, helpful and on-hand to provide archaeological and heritage services throughout the UK

written scheme of investigation (WSI)

this initial pre-commencement report sets out the precise nature of the archaeological scheme, the strategy, the methodology, brief historical background, as well as a statement of adherence to statutory requirements, will be discharged to allow archaeological work to commence, and your project to then progress

IR30-6-147 (detail) Tithe map of Padstow parish, Cornwall 1841


archaeological desk-based assessment

Field Walkover Survey, Heritage Impact Assessments, Visual Impacts Assessments, Rapid Archaeological Appraisals, and Heritage Statements; producing mitigation ahead of planning applications, enabling clients to anticipate requirements, and inform their project design

archaeological watching brief

Cursus Archaeology offers clear-minded project management, delivering a fast and efficient resolution, using both common sense and down-to-earth expertise to propel projects forward and achieve a discharge of archaeological and heritage planning conditions through this targeted, limited type of archaeological excavation, that is effective at quickly establishing the archaeological potential of a site


archaeological evaluation and excavation

Cursus Archaeology is at the industry forefront in providing decisive action when archaeological evaluations, or trial trenches, are put in place, to assess the potential archaeological significance of a site, based on known parameters, and additionally the suitability for a further archaeological investigation including strip-map-and-record, or full archaeological excavation as and when required by planning; we will only carry out work that is a statutory requirement, and/or that is specifically requested by the client


historic building recording

recording all built heritage including industrial, churches, and even weirs!


We complete projects in adherence with standards and guidance, whilst getting the job done with no fuss and ………..

……saving clients time and money with no hidden costs or charges




Cursus Archaeology works throughout the UK delivering bespoke archaeological and heritage services for a wide range of development schemes. We will always explain the potential costs, in order that clients may make informed decisions; archaeology can be a confusing and mysterious industry, and remains can be more significant than anticipated – we feel it is our duty to dispel the myths and mystery of the business – and we are always clear from the outset.

We have received high praise due to being quick, reliable, dependable and providing value

Cursus Archaeology has current Public Liability and Indemnity insurance policies in place.

Cursus Archaeology Ltd. Registered in England

Reg no: 11286125


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Project Consultant and Director, Jude Alexander Children BA PCIfA, has eighteen years of experience in the sector throughout the UK, having worked on large and small scale projects, including for Crossrail, and the Temple of Mithras site and plague burials in the City of London. Jude has developed good business practice, having undertaken a course with the Prince’s Trust. He has many diverse interests and skills, and always likes to meet and overcome new challenges; having earned himself a degree in philosophy from the University of Leeds, he wishes to bring an ethical approach to business, and a common sense way of thinking, whilst also thinking laterally to meet the demands of a dynamic modern world. In addition, he has completed an HND in music and plays the electric guitar.



Individuals and organisations can reach Cursus Archaeology at any time for further information, a discussion, a free initial consultation and competitive price by contacting us via:


phone: 07930 804921

please be aware that we are reachable by mobile phone only, for the reason that we are often engaged in field activities, please do leave a message, and drop us an email then we will certainly get back to you asap, thanks



past and current projects and news


Cursus Archaeology have assisted Ludlow Hydro Ltd with the successful construction of a Micro Hydro installation at Ludford in Ludlow. The site was particularly difficult due to it being within a SSSI area, within the curtilage of a listed building and attached to a scheduled ancient monument. Jude of Cursus Archaeology managed the process from agreeing the initial brief with the local planning authority working with contractors on site and submitting the final report which was well received. Throughout this process he maintained a professional approach managing the need to be thorough whilst also ensuring that construction work was able to proceed. I have no hesitation in recommending Cursus Archaeology to others and wish Jude good luck with future projects

-Angus Marshall Director Ludlow Hydro Ltd

Good service and good customer experience

– Ian