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Maryport Promenade, Maryport, Cumbria - Evaluation

Clapperton, Kelly and Clarke, Steve (2008) Maryport Promenade, Maryport, Cumbria - Evaluation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) carried out a programme of archaeological evaluation trenching in December 2007, along a 420m section of path to the immediate west of Maryport Roman Fort, Alauna Carretiorum, and associated vicus (NGR NY 0384 3744, Scheduled Ancient Monument 27746). This was at the request of Capita Symonds, acting on behalf of Cumbria County Council, in support of a planning application to upgrade the existing coastal path, and reroute a section. The proposed works would involve excavating to a depth of 150mm-200mm. Therefore, an archaeological evaluation was required to assess the potential impact on any surviving below-ground remains. The fort was one of a series from the western end of Hadrian’s Wall that extended down the Cumbrian coast. The proposed development site lay immediately to the west of the scheduled area, and due to the sensitive nature of the nearby archaeological remains, the Hadrian’s Wall archaeologist for English Heritage requested the excavation of a series of small trenches to assess the potential, nature and extent of any sub-surface remains. Ten trenches were opened by mini-excavator, ranging in size from 3m by 1m, and 2m by 2m, and excavated to an average depth of 300-400mm, providing a buffer zone for the proposed improvements to the existing coastal path, and construction of the new pathway.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
ID Code:2427
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:09 Feb 2015 08:54
Last Modified:09 Feb 2015 08:54

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