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Lime Kiln Plantation, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria- Archaeological Landscape Survey

Quartermaine, Jamie and Campbell, Dana (2010) Lime Kiln Plantation, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria- Archaeological Landscape Survey. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A planning application was submitted by Dalton Hall Business Park to Cumbria County Council to develop the area now known as the Lime Kiln Plantation (SD 545 762) into a woodland burial site (Planning Application No SL/03/2145). To better inform this application, and in response to a project brief from Cumbria County Council (CCC), Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned to undertake a desk-based assessment and an historic landscape survey of the development site. Because the development site is in an area of known archaeological importance, with three Scheduled Monuments within its immediate vicinity, and nine sites recorded by the Cumbria Historic Environment Record, it was anticipated that the historic landscape survey would provide a record of the preserved archaeological resource in this area and inform the potential future locations of burials. The desk-based assessment identified nine sites of archaeological and historical interest within the study area and environs, including three scheduled monuments. The development site was part of a village green of Dalton Village, which had its origins before the fourteenth century, with elements of it abandoned at some point after the midnineteenth century. Surrounding the settled areas is an historical landscape that was focused on pastoral farming pursuits and industrial (limestone) production and processing. The survey identified 28 features of archaeological interest within the confines of the development site alone, of which some relate to pinfold field plots, seemingly depicted on the 1694 map, and others were elements belonging to Dalton Village. There were also a number of limestone quarries and at least one lime kiln. It is recommended that the woodland burial avoid the south-western part of the proposed development area which has the greatest archaeological potential.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
ID Code:2358
Deposited By: Sandra Bonsall
Deposited On:19 Jan 2015 12:27
Last Modified:19 Jan 2015 12:27

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