About Albion Archaeology

St. Mary's Church, Bedford - view from the south
The interior of Albion Archaeology's offices at St. Mary's Church in Bedford
Some of the team on site
St. Mary's Church, Bedford - view from the west

Our history

Albion Archaeology, previously known as the Bedfordshire County Archaeology Service, was established in 1972 and has been based at the historic, grade 1-listed church of St Mary's in the heart of Bedford since 1991.

We have been trading commercially as Albion Archaeology since 1999. One of our key aims is to provide a first class service to our clients and stakeholders through an understanding of what is important to them.

Now, more than 40 years since we were founded, we remain committed to putting professionalism and our customers at the heart of everything we do.


What we do

We offer professional heritage services from pre-planning assessment through to the construction phase. Operating as an arm's-length trading unit of Central Bedfordshire Council we provide our clients with independent advice and, with a staff base of around 50, we have the capacity to take on large scale and complex projects, yet remain small enough to ensure good communication and a client-focused approach. From our Bedford base we are ideally situated to cover a wide geographical area, and carry out archaeological work across the country.

Albion Archaeology was an early member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists registration scheme and has been accredited since 1997. We are also a member of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME).

To contact us, phone 01234 294001.


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