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Gardeners Tiles, 99-101 Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief Report.

Town, Matthew (2005) Gardeners Tiles, 99-101 Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North was commissioned by Askham Construction Ltd Ltd to undertake a watching brief on groundworks at Gardners Tiles, Penny Street, Lancaster (SD 4773 6138), prior to the construction of a proposed residential development. Penny Street is on the line of a Roman road extending south from the Roman settlement in Lancaster. Cemeteries were laid along this road during this period, and substantial cremation cemeteries and a mortuary enclosure have been identified at the nearby former Streamline Garage. In addition cremations have been found along Penny Street, including the site of 77-79 Penny Street to the north of this development (OANorth 003a). A programme of archaeological trial trenching was carried out in August 2003, which entailed the excavation of five trial trenches positioned across the site. A nineteenth century cobbled surface, and a heavily truncated feature of undetermined date, were uncovered during the course of the evaluation, but otherwise no archaeological features were identified. The majority of the site had either been leveled to natural soil, or had been disturbed by modern wall footings and drains (OANorth 003a).

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4912
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:13 Jun 2019 08:33
Last Modified:13 Jun 2019 08:33

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