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Millbrook Boreholes to Lamaload Reservoir, Peak District National Park. Desk-Based Assessment, Walkover Survey and Watching Brief.

Elsworth, Dan and Hughes, Vix and Bradley, Jeremy (2005) Millbrook Boreholes to Lamaload Reservoir, Peak District National Park. Desk-Based Assessment, Walkover Survey and Watching Brief. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Following a proposal to create a new water pipeline between Millbrook Boreholes (SJ 94984 75783) and Lamaload Reservoir (SJ 97365 75295) a programme of archaeological work was undertaken on behalf of United Utilities. The work consisted of a desk-based assessment and walkover survey. A study area comprising a kilometre either side of the proposed pipeline route was examined. A variety of sources were consulted, principally early maps of the area and other primary documents, and a large number of secondary sources and unpublished reports were also used. The information was used to produce a gazetteer of archaeological sites within the study area, which enabled an assessment of the likely impact of the proposed development. The results were analysed using the set of criteria used to assess the national importance of an ancient monument. The criteria included period, rarity, documentation, group value, survival/condition, fragility/vulnerability, diversity and potential. A total of 73 sites was identified during the desk-based assessment, only 13 of which were previously recorded in the Cheshire Historic Environment Record (HER) Sites 11, 22-3, 37-8, 48-50, 54-5, 60, 63 and 72. Of these, three are Scheduled Monuments (Sites 37-38 and 48). The vast majority of sites were post-medieval in date with only the following sites being earlier: a Neolithic quern (Site 50); Bronze Age Barrows (Sites 23, 37-8), a standing stone (Site 48), Roman coins (Site 22) and a Medieval field system (Site 31).

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5126
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:08 Aug 2019 09:37
Last Modified:08 Aug 2019 09:37

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