David Strange-Walker PhD
David is TPA’s archaeomatician, with a particular interest in high-definition survey, laser
scanning, and HDR photography. David has worked for TPA since the mid-1990s, with
interruptions for higher degrees at the University of Nottingham in archaeological science and
experimental archaeology, and occasional jobs in sunnier climes.
David is project manager for the Nottingham Caves Survey.
Dr David Strange-Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org
0115 896 7405
Julia Walker BA
Julia has worked at Trent & Peak since 2008, on sites ranging from large scale quarry excvations
to watching briefs. Since early 2010 Julia has been working for the Nottingham Caves Survey.
She has undertaken a number of other laser scanning projects including topographical and
building surveys and also carries out GPS and total station surveys. In addition to surveying Julia
specialises in the production of Desk Based Assesments and Heritage Statements. Julia is
particularly interested in the archaeology of the East Midlands and is frequently involved in local
community and education projects. Julia is currently on maternity leave.
0115 896 7405
Lee Elliott BA ArcSci PGDip.
Head of Projects
Lee has worked in archaeology for 23 years and has been at Trent & Peak since 1991. He has a
wide range of experience running small to large scale projects covering all periods from the
early prehistoric to World War II. Amongst his particular interests are quarry excavations along
the Trent Valley, Romano-British and medieval/early post-medieval rural settlement, as well as
0115 896 7406
Howard Jones BA PhD
Howard joined the ranks of Trent & Peak in 1996 following the completion of post-graduate
studies at the University of Nottingham. He has a particular interest in the early medieval period
in the East Midlands and has been lucky enough to be involved in a number of major excavations
which have produced evidence of early Anglo-Saxon rural settlement. In addition to managing a
wide variety of projects ranging from large quarries to small scale watching briefs, Howard
oversees staff/project timetabling and coordinates Trent & Peak's response to client enquiries.
Dr Howard Jones:
0115 896 7407
Alison Wilson BA
Post-Excavation and Environmental Officer
Alison has worked at Trent & Peak since 2006. She works on various aspects of post-excavation
including finds processing and archive preparation as well as desk based assessments. Her
particular interest is in environmental archaeology, especially archaeobotany. Alison also
works with work experience students and volunteers and carries out sessions in schools and at
community events which include artefact handling and ancient food tasting.
0115 896 7403
Laura Binns BA
Laura is a Project Supervisor who has worked for Trent & Peak since 2010. Laura is relatively new
to the world of Archaeology, graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2009, but has found
herself in some strange places, including the most famous of stone circles and the largest
network of sandstone caves in the country. She is currently studying for an MA in Community
Archaeology as she would love to teach children about the history under their feet.
0115 896 7408
Peter Webb MA
Senior Project Supervisor
Peter is a Senior Project Supervisor who has worked at Trent & Peak since 2006. He has worked
on many sites, from large scale quarry excavations on Romano-British settlements to small
watching briefs on test pits in back gardens. He also carries out GPS and total station surveys.
His main interest is later prehistoric funeral and ritual rites, particularly in wetland areas.
0115 896 7409
Richard Parker BA
Richard is a project supervisor and has been employed with Trent & Peak since 2005. He has
worked on many projects including large scale quarry excavations on Romano-British
settlements within the Trent valley. He also undertakes metal detector surveys and amongst his
interests are the study of prehistoric monuments and numismatics.
0115 896 7409
David Knight BA DPhil FSA MIFA
Head of Research
David has over 27 years experience of working in the East Midlands, and is currently bringing to
publication a Research Agenda and Strategy for the region’s historic environment. He is
particularly interested in the later Bronze and Iron Ages, the archaeology and landscape of the
Trent Valley and prehistoric ceramics, has directed archaeological investigations on a wide
variety of sites across the Midlands and has worked closely with English Heritage on a broad
range of research projects. He is currently chair of Trent Valley GeoArchaeology and the
Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group and is a Research Associate of the University of
Nottingham Department of Archaeology.
Dr David Knight : email@example.com
0115 896 7404
Richard Sheppard BSc MIFA
Richard has over 35 years practical experience in field archaeology, including excavation
projects, watching briefs, and assessments contributing towards Environmental Assessments.
He carries out area surveys (English Heritage levels 1, 2) and detailed (English Heritage
levels 3, 4) recording and analysis of historic buildings. He also has extensive experience in
preparing illustrations by hand and computer (plans, sections, elevations artefacts and
reconstructions) for publication and display.
Richard is an experienced advisor on development implications, building recording and
excavations, for a range of clients including English Heritage, The National Trust, Newark &
Sherwood District Council and England’s Past for Everyone (Derbyshire Colliery Housing and
Farmsteads on the Hardwick Estate).
Richard also undertakes adult education teaching and lecturing to societies (e.g. local history
societies, field study groups and the Council for British Archaeology).
Richard Sheppard :
0115 896 7402
Laurence Platt Cert. ED, B Ed, Cert. Arch.
Laurence is a Project Officer at TPA. He has worked in archaeology for more than 10 years.
Experienced in all aspects of field archaeology and reporting. Since joining TPA he has
supervised large, medium sized excavations in the sand and gravel quarries in the Trent Valley.
In addition he has supervised numerous watching briefs ranging from small housing
developments to monitoring the installation of new drainage in church yards. He has a particular
interest in the early medieval period and specialises in place names.
Laurence Platt :
0115 896 7409
Matt Hurford BA MA
Matt has been a field archaeologist for over 10 years working mainly in the East Midlands
principally on large scale projects in advance of gravel quarrying in the Trent Valley. He has also
been a part-time tutor at the University of Nottingham Continuing School of Education where he
taught on a variety of archaeological topics. For a number of years Matt worked as a
dendrochronologist, initially as a Research Assistant at the University of Sheffield and then
freelance. He has been involved in a large number of projects, specifically one in Wiltshire dating
cruck buildings and other archaic roof types. He has also worked extensively in Devon on
vernacular buildings and undertaken work in the East Midlands, County Durham and at Salisbury
Cathedral. He has been involved in community initiatives, notably with the Norwell Parish
Heritage Group assisting with the recording and dating of the timber-framed buildings within the
0115 896 7408
Keith is TPA’s Administrator and has worked for the company for over 20 years having first
arrived on a placement scheme for six months. Keith is likely to be the first point of contact
from new and existing clients and suppliers. Among Keith’s many tasks are support for the staff
where a supply of service or product is required for projects and general supplies, as well as IT
Keith Swainson :
0115 896 7400
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Gareth Davies BA MA PhD MIfA
Senior Project Officer
Gareth has been working in and around professional archaeology for 15 years. During this time
he has worked as a field archaeologist, site supervisor, project officer and manager for a number
organisations as far afield as Bristol, Norfolk, Manchester and Cumbria, gaining experience of a
wide variety and types of archaeology in both rural and urban contexts.
Gareth is a Senior Project Officer for TPA, with responsibility for the management of some
projects, and is a full corporate member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MIfA).
Gareth's PhD research developed ways of understanding Anglo-Saxon rural settlements (450-
1100 AD) known previously only from metal-detector finds via the application of integrated field
survey techniques including fieldwalking, metal-detecting and geophysical survey.
0115 896 7408
Thomas Linington BA
Thomas has worked in field archaeology since 2009, after graduating from Durham University
in 2008. He worked for York Archaeological Trust at York from 2010 to 2012, after which he
moved to Trent & Peak in June 2012. While working with in York Thomas had gained extensive
experience in deeply stratified urban archaeology ranging from Roman to 20th archaeology.
Thomas has a particular interest in Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian Urban settlement as well
as 18th and 19th century Industrial Archaeology.
0115 896 7409
Paul Flintoft BA
Paul’s career in archaeology began in 2001 in north Cambridgeshire. The earthy smells of
fenland peat and waterlogged wood have clearly had a lasting effect on Paul as he still takes a
large interest in wetland archaeology and offers his services as a wood and charcoal specialist.
After gaining experience of both research and commercial archaeological organisations, he
studied at the University of Sheffield and gained a BA in archaeology with a specific focus on
prehistoric Europe. Although Paul has a particular interest in Bronze Age through to early
Romano-British settlement, he has extensive experience of urban excavations with highly
stratified medieval contexts.
He has now worked as a Project Officer for six years, most of which has been spent co-
ordinating large scale field operations with teams exceeding 60 field staff across a variety of
landscapes. This role has also required him to organise post excavation teams and he has
produced numerous reports and publications.
0115 896 7408