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Water Street Dye Works, Water Street, Manchester - Excavation

Mottershead, Graham and Gregory, Richard (2014) Water Street Dye Works, Water Street, Manchester - Excavation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

Water Street Dye Works, Water Street_Archaeological Report.pdf



Renaker Build Ltd has obtained planning consent to erect a new block of apartments on land off Water Street, Manchester (centred on SJ 8267 9765). An earlier archaeological evaluation had demonstrated that the site contained locally significant archaeological remains relating to activity dating from the late eighteenth century onwards. The construction works required for the proposed new apartment block will necessitate considerable earth-moving works, which will inevitably have a negative impact on the buried archaeological remains contained at the site. Given this, the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service (GMAAS), which provides archaeological advice to Manchester City Council, recommended that an archaeological excavation should be carried out. In March 2014, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned by Renaker Build Ltd to undertake the required scheme of archaeological excavation. This comprised the excavation of a single open-area trench, which targeted remains relating to the dye works and a smallwares factory that lay to its south-west.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2413
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:06 Feb 2015 09:01
Last Modified:30 Aug 2018 08:55

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