The area covered by Anglian Water for both water and wastewater services is very rich in archaeology, Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAM) and listed buildings.
There are two ways in which we are involved with the historic environment. We either own it or we have to deal with it during the process of laying new or replacement pipelines, or constructing new assets.
Due to the obligation that we as a water and sewerage undertaker have under archaeological legislation, it is necessary to work closely with the county archaeologist, archaeological organisations, statutory bodies and regulators where we are building new development, in order to minimise our impact.
We own two Scheduled Ancient Monuments - Westgate Water Tower in Lincoln and Barnhill moated site at Hambleton in Rutland.
Flag Fen Archaeology Park
The Flag Fen Archaeology Park is located on the edge of Peterborough. It is owned by Anglian Water which works in partnership with the Flag Fen Archaeological Trust, a registered charity, to operate the site. Flag Fen Archaeology Park is home to a unique ancient wooden monument. A kilometre-long wooden causeway and platform are perfectly preserved in the wetland. 3,500 years ago this was built and used by the Celtic fen people as a place of worship and ritual