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Mill Street, Boothstown, Salford, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Evaluation.

Mottershead, Graham (2012) Mill Street, Boothstown, Salford, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The archaeological investigation was required as a condition attached by Salford City Council to the planning permission (11/59895/FUL), and comprised the excavation of five evaluation trenches. The principal aim of the evaluation trenching was to establish the presence or absence of any buried remains of archaeological interest, and assess the impact of the proposed development on the remains. The archaeological interest in the site stemmed from previous discoveries in the area. In particular, a hoard of 540 Roman coins was discovered in 1947 at the Delph, which lies c 100m to the south-west of the development site. A second coin hoard was discovered in 1989 at Booths Bank, situated short distance to the east, whilst the projected course of the Roman road from Manchester to Wigan passes just to the north of Boothstown. In addition, the site is reputed to have been occupied formerly by a windmill, although this is not marked on any of the historical mapping for the site and its precise location remains uncertain.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4438
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:25 Oct 2018 08:57
Last Modified:25 Oct 2018 08:57

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