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Coldwell And Trawden Raw Water Transfer Pipeline to Laneshaw WwTW, Lancashire. Topographical Survey.

Wearing, Neil (2006) Coldwell And Trawden Raw Water Transfer Pipeline to Laneshaw WwTW, Lancashire. Topographical Survey. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Following the results of a desk-based assessment and walkover survey (OA North 2005) the Specialist Advisor (Archaeology) at Lancashire County Archaeological Service (LCAS) recommended that a topographic survey and programme of evaluation be carried out of the proposed raw water transfer pipeline routes. The routes of the proposed water transfer pipelines runs between Laneshaw Wastewater Teatment Works (SD 90016 36376) and Coldwell reservoir (94961 41232), and the Briercliffe Service Reservoir (SD 88576 35348) and Haggate (SD 85994 34921). The survey was designed to record topographically the areas of archaeological potential identified by the previous deskbased assessment and visually confirmed by walkover survey. The topographic survey was carried out in October 2005. The proposed pipeline is situated to the east of Colne and Trawden, on an area of high ground dominated by moorland. The topographic survey targeted 31 sites for recording. Sites 11, 12, 15, 26, 33-35, 39, 95, 101, 106, 118, 119, 122, 124-125 and 149 were all areas of ridge and furrow or field boundaries thought to date to a short period of agricultural expansion that took place during the late eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries. The remaining sites comprised a lynchet of unknown date (Site 123), field boundary walls (Sites 126 and 127), quarries (Sites 83,142-144,146), and a sunken trackway (Site 145). Sites subject to a photographic survey included a spring and drinking trough (Site 97), a farmstead with outbuildings (Site 130), and two stiles (Sites 135 and 137). Despite further intensive inspection a further nine (Sites 41, 25, 65, 64, 69, 92,120, 124, 150) were found to be unsuitable for the survey. In addition, three field boundaries, an earthwork platform and a earthwork bridge feature were located in the same area as Site 26. They have been fully surveyed and appended to the record for Site 26.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4761
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:25 Apr 2019 09:36
Last Modified:25 Apr 2019 09:36

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