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Waddington to Lowcocks Pipeline, Clitheroe, Lancashire. Desk-Based Assessment and Walkover Survey.

Elsworth, Dan and Schofield, Peter (2005) Waddington to Lowcocks Pipeline, Clitheroe, Lancashire. Desk-Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Following a proposal to construct a new link main between Waddington and Lowcocks (SD 7331 43347279 4417) by United Utilities a programme of archaeological assessment was carried out by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North). This comprised a desk-based assessment and a walkover survey. Waddington is known to have at least medieval origins; it has a medieval church and two halls, and in addition, a hospital for widows, which was established in the sixteenth century. In total, 32 sites of archaeological interest were identified within the study area during the assessment, including parts of former field systems, evidence for quarrying, a number of buildings (both industrial and domestic), remains associated with the linen industry, a former hospital, and a prehistoric barrow. Of these, 12 were considered likely to be affected by the proposed development. Although many of these were not considered to have a great deal of individual significance or were of unknown date and function, collectively many formed part of the agricultural landscape surrounding the village and, therefore, had some local importance. In addition there are 16 Listed Buildings within the study area; as the majority of these were very unlikely to be affected they were not included in the gazetteer, but their presence was noted. A variety of types of further work was recommended in order to more fully record and understand these sites, including topographic survey, watching brief, photographic survey, palaeoenvironmental sampling and evaluation.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:5115
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:01 Aug 2019 12:45
Last Modified:01 Aug 2019 12:45

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