Graham Keevill is a professional archaeologist with more than 30 years’ experience, having gained a BA (Hons) degree in Archaeological Studies at Leicester University in 1980.

He has been a freelance consultant archaeologist since 1999, and is the Consultant Archaeologist for

  • The Dean and Chapter of Blackburn (since 2003).
  • The Dean and Chapter of Rochester (since 2006). I also wrote the Conservation Plan for Rochester Cathedral and its precinct, completed in February 2005.
  • The Dean and Chapter of Christ Church Oxford (since 2007).
  • The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury (since March 2011).
  • Tewkesbury Abbey (Parochial Church Council – since 2008).
  • Historic Royal Palaces (since 1999).
  • Medway Council (Rochester and Upnor Castles, and Temple Manor; since 2007).

Graham has been a member of the Association of Diocesan and Cathedral Archaeologists since 2004 (and has sat on its Council since 2007), and of the Institute for Archaeologists since 1985.


Graham outside the engine house at Ecton Hill during our first survey visit on 11 November 2011. The weather was less than kind...

Graham is a highly experienced and expert archaeological consultant, having spent more than 25 years in the profession. He has directed all types of archaeological work from small watching briefs and evaluations through to major survey, excavation and building archaeology programmes. He has also been extensively involved in major strategic studies, infrastructure projects and Environmental Assessments, eg on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and at the Tower of London. Graham has a substantial publication track record, with a book on Medieval Palaces produced by Tempus Publishing, seven monographs, and many other published papers. He has also been the sole or a major contributor to around 30 Conservation Plans and equivalent documents.

Cathy Underwood-Keevill gained both her first degree in archaeology and her Master of Science in Environmental Archaeology at Sheffield University. She also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Architectural History at the University of Oxford. She is a specialist in ceramic analysis and the management of archaeological archives (including artefacts). She has analysed many important pottery groups from Saxon, medieval and later sites throughout England (including Eynsham and Reading Abbeys), and prepared the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust’s pottery recording manual. She has many years’ experience of finds and archive management with the Southampton City Council and Buckinghamshire County Museums Services, the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust, Carlisle Archaeological Unit, Wessex Archaeology and the Oxford Archaeological Unit. Cathy has undertaken extensive research for and wrote substantial amounts of the text of the Lanercost Priory, Rochester Cathedral, Castle Acre, Shurland Hall, Bodleian Library, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Town Hall, Peterborough Cathedral and Lewes Priory Conservation Plans, the Tewkesbury Abbey Meadows Management Plan, and the Conservation Statements for Grace Dieu Priory, Leicestershire, and Rochester Castle. She also works on excavations, watching briefs, building surveys and desktop studies, as well as writing our pottery and finds reports.