Cleveland Archaeology Trust is now registered and ready!

In a great start to 2020, Cleveland Archaeology Trust is registered in England & Wales as a Community Interest Company (CIC) no. 12441367. We now also have a business bank account, three directors including my colleagues Paul Docherty & Guy Forster, and a fantastic team of specialist advisors. We’re ready to make funding grant applications and seek donations for ongoing community projects in our patch of north-east England, hopefully continuing later in the year, after three amazing years of evaluations. See what we’re up to at

  • ICE & FIRE | Eston Hills Rescue Archaeology Project
  • REAPING TIME | East Cleveland Community Archaeology Project
  • MESOLITHIC TRANSITIONS | Late Mesolithic Research Project in Westerdale
  • MORTON CARRS | Early Prehistoric Landscape Project

There’s a summary of our 2017-2019 evaluations around four project areas, published in Teesside Archaeological Society’s BULLETIN Journal 24, 2020 (see pages 26-43).

Evaluation Success – What’s Next?

All projects have enjoyed exceptional evaluation phases to scope future potential. We’re seeking permissions to proceed at Airy Hill for REAPING TIME, ahead of grant applications, all inter-dependent. A likely change in land management is a factor, as well as tying in to the agricultural calendar for excavation work, after crop removal in late summer. Similarly, land ownership has changed hands recently for access to Eston Hills, more likely for a 2021 re-engagement. The Westerdale research project, involving radiocarbon dating of peat samples, is in funding mode with one already successful. The research will indicate future possibilities for on- and off-site community activities.

You can register your interest in future involvement, without commitment. We’ll be sending news updates through the year.

Kind Regards,

Spencer Carter (Spence)