Bluestone Archaeology

Bluestone Archaeology is run in partnership by Stephen Baldwin and John Trippier BA (Hons) FRiCs PIFA. We are an independent practice based in West Lancashire and our office is located close to the motorway network at Towngate Works in Mawdesley.


Stephen is a professional archaeologist who has supervised research excavations for National Museums Liverpool in Derbyshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. He has supervised research excavations in Bulgaria for Liverpool University. He is currently consultant to the Hapton Heritage Group who are surveying Hapton's Medieval Deer Park, Hapton Castle and Birtwistle Deserted Medieval Village near Burnley in Lancashire.


John is an archaeologist and chartered surveyor with over 30 years experience of surveying and recording buildings of all types. He has excavated extensively at home and abroad and his particular areas of interest include archaeology of the early medieval period, industrial archaeology and landscape history.  He has worked as managing archaeologist for the North Pennines Heritage Trust and as consultant archaeologist to the Valley of Stone project in the Rossendale area of East Lancashire as well as being a contractor on the extensive urban survey of 29 towns for Lancashire County Council. He has published work relating to the Viking influence in Newfoundland and was a contributor to the medieval sections of the English Heritage sponsored Archaeological Research Framework for the North West. He has also taught archaeology for the University of Lancaster and for Lancashire Adult Learning.


Steven Price BA (Hons.) MA MPhil, is a long-time associate of Bluestone Archaeology and he produces our technical drawings in AutoCAD software.


George Luke AiFA, is a professional archaeologist and an associate of Bluestone Archaeology. George has a special interest in Landscape Archaeology and Geomorphology/Soil Science. He has taught buildings photography to degree students at Liverpool University; and he has previously been Site Director to Clwyd-Powys-Archaeological Trust.


Andrew Burn BA (Hons) works in collaboration with Bluestone Archaeology Andrew is a Heritage Consultant, he has worked with Liverpool University and recorded landscapes with English Heritage.  He has over 12 years experience in the cultural heritage sector, including time spent in curatorial, research and commercial roles. Having worked on a wide variety of projects in the commercial sector, within museums and for English Heritage.  Andrew has provided advice to a wide range of land owners and stake holders on the management of threatened archaeological landscapes. This has also involved the collection, interpretation and dissemination of large amounts of data, principally utilising Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Andrew is also extremely proficient at rapidly designing and producing bespoke GIS databases using MapInfo or ArcGIS. These can be tailored to the clients needs to be function as a stand alone dataset or be integrated into an existing GIS database. He has experience of field survey of archaeological monuments, particularly in upland and coastal settings as well as 12 years experience of excavation of numerous sites. Andrew also has experience of working with the public, and wide ranging audiences. This is as both a professional archaeologist but also during time spent working within the education department at National Museums Liverpool.


















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