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34 Roman Way, Kirkham, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief.

Blythe, Kathryn (2005) 34 Roman Way, Kirkham, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology North was commissioned by Quality Windows to undertake an archaeological watching brief during the construction of a conservatory on the south side of 34 Roman Way, Kirkham, Lancashire (centred SD 43090 31824). The watching brief involved the excavation of a 0.6m wide trench for the footings of the conservatory. The work was undertaken on 8th February 2005. The site lies in an area of archaeological potential. Documentary research combined with an archaeological excavation undertaken in 1993, during the construction of houses on Roman Way, suggests that the south-east corner of a second century AD Roman fort probably lies some 50m to the north-east of 34 Roman Way. The 1993 excavation also revealed some evidence of industrial activity in the area just to the north of the site. This is thought to be part of one of several workshops which would have been dotted around the outside of the fort, with a civilian settlement located further away. In addition, Roman artefacts including pottery, metalwork, and leather have been recovered in recent years from the area around Dowbridge, to the east of the site.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4723
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Apr 2019 08:32
Last Modified:04 Apr 2019 08:32

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