Wessex Archaeology has a new base in Wales. In April, we moved to the Birch House Business Centre in Ruthin, Denbighshire. This location has been chosen for its proximity to our clients and to planned infastructure projects in the area.

New Welsh Office

The name Ruthin comes from the Welsh words rhudd (red) and din (fort). This is referring to the colour of the red sandstone, of which the castle was built during 1277–84. The original name was Castell Coch yng Ngwern-fôr meaning ‘Red Castle in the Sea Swamps’. Ruthin also boasts a picturesque square with fine Georgian buildings, the Victorian spire of St Peters, and the oldest timber-framed building in Wales. There is a Pentonville-style prison which has been transformed into a museum, and where a treadmill, padded and light-deprivation cell have been restored to reveal prison life in Victorian times.


Our new address is:

Wessex Archaeology, Birch House Business Centre, Hen Lon Parcwr, Ruthin, LL15 1NA

Tel: 01938 5781557