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Wigan Gateway, Standishgate, Wigan, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment.

Vannan, Alastair (2012) Wigan Gateway, Standishgate, Wigan, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

Wigan Gateway_Archaeological Assessment.pdf



NPS North West Ltd, acting on behalf of Wigan Council, is presently devising a proposal to develop a site on land adjacent to Worsley Terrace, off Standishgate in Wigan (centred on NGR 358475, 406101). The site lies on the north-eastern fringe of Wigan town centre, and forms part of the Dicconson Conservation Area. In order to facilitate the planning process, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned to carry out an archaeological assessment of the proposal site, in accordance with current government policy. The assessment was intended to provide an informed basis regarding the significance of any archaeological heritage assets within the site, and the impact of development upon their significance, which could then be used to inform the planning process. The sites of the former Notre Dame Convent (Site 32) and St John’s Cottage (Site 33) are the only known heritage assets within the study area. Neither have any legal designation, although any buried remains that survive of the buildings could be considered to be of local importance. In addition to these two heritage assets, another 31 known sites lie within a radius of 250m (Sites 01-31), which include several Grade II listed buildings.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4422
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Oct 2018 13:40
Last Modified:04 Oct 2018 13:40

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