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Welcome to the UKs Premier Heritage Services Provider

Welcome to the UKs leading archaeological services provider. Whether you require consultancy, fieldwork, design or specialist services ARS Ltd can provide you with the complete solution at competitive prices. Our highly skilled staff include heritage consultants, field archaeologists, historic building recording specialists, experts in finds analysis and environmental archaeology and our design team who produce exhibitions, display boards, books and reconstructions.


We routinely work with a wide range of commercial clients on both small and large jobs, as well as national and local government, national parks, universities, charities, museums, the Heritage Lottery Fund and others. Please browse our website which contains information about our archaeological consultancy services and contracting services as well resources for schools, researchers and the public.




Our aim is to consistently provide the best possible value for customers throughout Britain to acheive your goals and deliver benefits to society. We achieve this by supplying high quality archaeological consultancy and all related contracting services as a joined up whole thereby maximising our efficiency and speed of delivery and avoiding the need for layers of consultancy. This allows us to keep our costs down whilst delivering a higher level of service. We are also responsible employers who provide a living wage to all our staff, together with pensions and continuing professional development. This means you can be sure of being assisted by skilled, hard-working and motivated staff who take a pride in their work and deliver jobs on time.

At ARS Ltd we are more than archaeologists, we are also experienced business people. As a successful company we pride ourselves on our professional service, our record of delivery and the trusting relationships we build and maintain with our clients.

Client and Community resources

Client Resources

Please find links below to documents that may be of help in commissioning archaeological work. We also have links to policy, guidance and other useful documents on our Planning Information page. Please find links to helpful documents below. If you would like further advice to help with your individual needs please do not hesitate to ring us on 01629 814540 for a free, no obligation consultation. We are always keen to hear from you.


Community Resources

Archaeological Research Services Ltd (ARS Ltd) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) have set up a new ‘Community Archaeology Radiocarbon Dating Fund' (CARD Fund) as of January 2016.

The scheme is intended to provide support to community groups and projects to acquire radiocarbon dates for their projects. The scheme is open to community-based projects throughout all of the UK with a closing date of 30th September each year, shortly after which a decision will be made on which applications are successful. All the necessary information is available on the Fund’s website ( with applications via the on-line application form.