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Everton Academy Training Ground, Finch Farm, Finch Lane, Halewood, Merseyside. Archaeological Post-Excavation Assessment.

Bradley, Jeremy and Lane, Andy (2006) Everton Academy Training Ground, Finch Farm, Finch Lane, Halewood, Merseyside. Archaeological Post-Excavation Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Everton Football Club has submitted proposals (planning application 02/00823/FUL) to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for the development of an Academy and Training Facility at the site of Finch Farm, 3 Finch Lane, Halewood, Knowsley, Merseyside (NGR SJ 459 849; Fig 1). The development area comprises an enclosed c 24ha trapezoid area of agricultural land, centred on the buildings of Finch Farm (Buildings 1-6, demolished July/October 2005). On behalf of Everton Football Club, RPS Planning, Transport and Environment (RPS) commissioned Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) to undertake an archaeological evaluation of the site in June and July 2005 (OA North 2006a). The evaluation comprised the excavation of 24 trenches the dimensions of which varied, placed to investigate both areas of potential identified from historic cartographic sources and within the then-existing Finch Farm complex. The most significant results were located within the area of the farm complex, including a possible midden deposit containing seventeenth/eighteenth-century pottery, and on either side of the western site entrance, where the remains of postmedieval structures were identified. In parallel with the evaluation, an investigation of the historic buildings within the Finch Farm complex was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology (OA 2005). This indicated that three of the buildings had been constructed during the second half of the nineteenth century around an older, possibly later eighteenth century, structure. Following the results of the evaluation, RPS requested that OA North submit a project

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Merseyside
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4642
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:07 Feb 2019 10:14
Last Modified:07 Feb 2019 10:14

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