Looking after the past, today.

Welcome to Context One!

We are an independent commercial unit specialising in all aspects of archaeological investigations across the South-West.


Operating from Cornwall to Hampshire and South Gloucestershire to the Dorset coast, we carry out around 70 projects a year. These range in size from monitoring small extensions to excavating large sites as part of major infrastructure projects.


Established in 1997 with offices in Somerset and Devon, we pride ourselves on having a reputation for an expertise in the field, for producing high quality reports and having an attentive professional rapport with our clients.


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Festival of British Archaeology Open Days

We are opening up our offices at Maperton between 10am and 3:30pm on the 17th and 18th of July and we would be thrilled to see one and all. This year we will be showcasing a recently excavated Roman site in Bath. Regarded as one of the most significant discoveries in the city for decades,… Read more »

Celebration Event, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset – June 2012 HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex says a few words at the Bishop's Palace, Wells Celebration Event

We were honoured to have attended the Celebration Event at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells last evening at the invitation of Bishop Peter of Bath & Wells and his wife, Dee Price. The highlight was the attendance of HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex who is the Bishop’s Palace Appeal Patron.   For the Palace, this marks… Read more »