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Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Archaeological Watching Brief.

Phelps, Andy (2016) Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Archaeological Watching Brief. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, acting on behalf of English Heritage, is developing proposals for a scheme of regeneration and development of the Ditherington Flax Mill in the Ditherington area of Shrewsbury (centred on NGR SJ 4989 1385). The former flax mill complex is of immense archaeological and historical significance, which is reflected in the designation of several components as Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II listed buildings. However, the site has been in vacant possession since 1987, and has fallen into a state of dangerous neglect and decay; it is considered by English Heritage to be one of the most important buildings at risk of neglect and decay in the country. As part of the regeneration and development process, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) has been contracted to carry out numerous pieces of archaeological investigation required to inform the evolving design proposals. In January 2016, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) were commissioned by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to monitor the excavation of thirteen geo-technical pits across the site. The bulk of the pits were located at the northern end of the site, with additional pits to the west within the railway triangle and a single pit towards the south-eastern corner of the site.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Shropshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4420
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Oct 2018 13:15
Last Modified:04 Oct 2018 13:15

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