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United Reform Church Relocation Site, School Brow, Bury, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Evaluation.

McPhillips, Sean (2006) United Reform Church Relocation Site, School Brow, Bury, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Following approval of proposals by Thornfield Properties PLC for the relocation of the Bury United Reformed Church (URC) to a site on School Brow, Bury (NGR SD 8050 1095), the Assistant County Archaeologist for Greater Manchester recommended that, in order satisfy Condition 10 of the planning consent, the site be subject to a programme of evaluation prior to development to establish the presence or absence of buried archaeological remains. Accordingly, Waterman CPM produced a specification for an archaeological evaluation and, following submission of costs and a project design, Oxford Archaeology North were commissioned to undertake the work. A previous desk-based assessment, undertaken by Waterman CPM in 2005, indicated that there were no known archaeological sites of great antiquity within the bounds of the development area, although several archaeological remains have been identified in the vicinity, such as Early Bronze Age collared urns and a barrow, located to the south-west. The site appears not to have been developed until the early nineteenth century, when the construction of rows of houses built along the Parson’s Lane and School Brow street frontages took place. By the end of the twentieth century, these buildings were demolished and replaced by the current car-parking area.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4629
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:31 Jan 2019 13:24
Last Modified:31 Jan 2019 13:24

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