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Frodsham Cut and Lock, River Weaver, Frodsham, Cheshire. Heritage Assessment.

Dawson, Jo (2005) Frodsham Cut and Lock, River Weaver, Frodsham, Cheshire. Heritage Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North was commissioned by The Environment Partnership (TEP), acting on behalf of British Waterways, to undertake an heritage assessment of the site of a proposed restoration scheme on the River Weaver and Frodsham Cut, Frodsham, Cheshire (NGR SJ 5283 7865-SJ 5438 7778). The archaeological work, which included a desk-based assessment and walkover survey, was undertaken in January and February 2005 and was required for inclusion in a feasibility study for the proposed restoration. The desk-based assessment concentrated on the proposed restoration site as outlined, and its immediate vicinity as the main study area. However, data was collected up to 1km from the site to provide a wider historical and archaeological context. The earliest evidence of activity close to or within the study area is in the form of a possible Roman road (Site 34), which is thought to have crossed the River Weaver close to Frodsham Bridge (Site 14). During the medieval period a settlement was established on the south side of Frodsham Port, which became known as Newtown. Houses and buildings identified on early cartographic sources (Site 04) are thought to be associated with the medieval settlement, and it is possible that Sutton Mill (Site 11) may have had a medieval predecessor.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4724
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Apr 2019 08:40
Last Modified:04 Apr 2019 08:40

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