For the past seven months Wessex Archaeology has been working with Horizon Nuclear Power at Wylfa Newydd, Anglesey in advance of the construction of a new power station. Our work has comprised the excavation of over 1200 evaluation trenches across a 250ha site with a team of up to 50 archaeologists. The site is located on the northern limits of Anglesey, an area with a rich archaeological past, and the findings will add considerably to our understanding of Anglesey’s prehistoric and medieval history.
Our findings include Neolithic and Bronze Age features and the remains of field systems spanning a number of millennia. Further details on these features will be made available by Horizon Nuclear Power as the post excavation evaluation proceeds.
The work could not have been completed without the assistance of the team at Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service and our partners from Irish Archaeological Consultancy and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust. The whole team have made a sterling effort, often working in atrocious weather conditions including three extratropical cyclones (otherwise known as Storms Clodagh, Desmond and Gertrude).
To learn more about our work with Horizon on the Wylfa Newydd project please click here