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Blackburn Concessionary Supplies, Briercliffe, Lancashire.

Zant, John (2013) Blackburn Concessionary Supplies, Briercliffe, Lancashire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Submitted)




United Utilities proposed the installation of a concessionary supplies water pipeline on agricultural land to the west of Extwistle Moor, in Briercliffe, Lancashire (SJ 89000 34330, central point). The area contains many sites of archaeological interest, including numerous prehistoric monuments and settlements of prehistoric and/or Romano-British date. Four such sites, all of which are legally protected as Scheduled Monuments, lay within 100m of the proposed pipeline route. Consequently, the Planning Archaeologist at Lancashire County Archaeological Service (LCAS) advised that a programme of archaeological work should be undertaken. United Utilities commissioned Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) to undertake historical and archaeological research and a walkover survey of the immediate environs of the pipeline. This resulted in the compilation of a gazetteer of 22 sites of archaeological interest, of which five were threatened with potential damage by the pipeline works.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > None
ID Code:1370
Deposited By: Mr Peter Schofield
Deposited On:07 Feb 2014 12:37
Last Modified:07 Feb 2014 12:37

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