Watching Briefs

Archaeological Watching Briefs

An archaeological watching brief is usually required if ground disturbance is to take place in an area previously highlighted as an area of potential archaeological significance by a desk based assessment.

A watching brief is the monitoring of ground disturbance as part of a mitigation exercise to record any features or finds of cultural heritage significance that may be revealed with limited disruption.

For an example of a watching brief report (PDF version 2.15MB) click here >



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Typical watching brief photo

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