Suffolk Archaeological Service

Find out about the advice and services provided by the archaeological team and where you can go to learn more about Suffolk’s heritage.

Service changes due to COVID-19

  • The Archaeological Service’s offices are closed to visitors. Read more about how to access our services.
  • Due to current high volume of demand, fast track brief requests are temporarily unavailable. All brief requests submitted will be processed within 15 working days. 

We're sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.

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About the Suffolk Archaeological Service

Learn what services are provided by the archaeological team and related charges.

Archaeological planning and countryside advice

Our Archaeology Service offers advice and information about the conservation of Suffolk's historic environment.

Archaeological brief and specification application form

How to make an request for archaeological planning advice from Suffolk County Council.

What to do if you find an archaeological object

The Archaeological Service is a free to use service that can identify and record archaeological objects found by members of the public.

Archaeology charging schedule

Suffolk Archaeological Service charges for development control, Historic Environment Record searches and archaeological archive storage.

Archaeological Archives service

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Archive is the main repository for material found as part of archaeological fieldwork in the county.

Heritage crime

Heritage crime is “any offence which harms the value of England’s heritage assets and their setting to this and future generations”.

The Historic Environment Record

The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a collection of information about the nature and location of archaeological sites in Suffolk.