Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

ARCHAEOLOGY | HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT | PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Some of our more interesting recent projects are highlighted on this page. Click on the links below to learn more about the results from these projects. Some project pages also contain links to dig diaries and reports. Older projects can be found on the ‘Project Archive’ pages.

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

In September 2021, over a period of 11 days, CPAT delivered a third season of community excavation at Chirk Castle. The project, with continuing additional funding support from the AONB and National Trust, aimed to further explore a range of buildings associated with the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century history of the site.


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Bailey Hill, Mold

Following on from preliminary survey and investigations during 2020, continuing archaeological investigations were undertaken in 2021 in connection with the creation of a new playground within Bailey Hill Park, Mold.



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Castell Dinas Brân, Llangollen

The first ever archaeological investigation at Dinas Bran was conducted by CPAT in August 2021 when four hand-dug trial trenches were undertaken internally within the eastern end of the southern gatehouse, and externally at its western end and northern side.



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Barker Street, Shrewsbury

Evaluation and excavation of a complex urban site, with medieval industrial and domestic features. Undertaken as mitigation for a development of student accommodation as part of a key strategic regeneration of the historic town centre.


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Borras Quarry, Wrexham

Long-term monitoring, survey and excavation of a complex prehistoric landscape during large-scale gravel extraction. Significant Neolithic and Bronze Age finds and features, with minimal disruption for the client.


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