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Land off Abbey Road, Sandbach, Cheshire East. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment

Blythe, Kathryn (2013) Land off Abbey Road, Sandbach, Cheshire East. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In total, 33 sites of archaeological interest were identified during the desk-based assessment, of which ten (Sites 01-03, 05-06, 13, 25 and 31-33) had been previously recorded in the Cheshire Historic Environment Record (HER), including a Grade II listed building (Site 03), although this lies immediately beyond the boundary of the proposed development area. The other 23 sites (Sites 04, 07-12, 14-24 and 26-30) have been identified through analysis of historical maps. The 33 identified sites comprised three Roman sites, one medieval site and 29 postmedieval/ industrial period sites. Of this total, nine sites lie within the boundary of the proposed development area (Sites 10-14, 24, 27 and 32-33), with a further four sites immediately outwith the boundary (Sites 06, 23 and 30-31). Abbeyfields, a Grade II listed house dating to c 1800, is situated to the south of the proposed development area, and the majority of the post-medieval heritage assets in the study area are associated with the house (Site 03) and its associated park (Site 32), including: two small buildings shown on a tithe map of 1841 (Site 06); three tracks or drives (Sites 10 and 12); field boundaries (Sites 13-14 and 23-24); and two former ponds (Sites 27 and 30). In addition a medieval manor (Site 32), thought to have been replaced by Abbeyfields may be within the study area, though its exact location remains unknown, and the projected route of a Roman road (Site 33) also crosses the study area. A tithe map of 1841 shows a house named at this time as Abbey Field House (Site 03),

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4385
Deposited By: Parsons
Deposited On:20 Sep 2018 11:05
Last Modified:20 Sep 2018 11:05

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