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27 Castle Hill, Lancaster. Archaeological Evaluation.

Ferguson, Arran (2004) 27 Castle Hill, Lancaster. Archaeological Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In October 2003, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned by Roy Jackson, of Norman Jackson Contractors, to carry out an archaeological evaluation in advance of the construction of a residential complex at 27 Castle Hill, Lancaster (centred at SD 474 617). A Roman fort is known to have occupied Castle Hill from the late 1st to 4th centuries AD, constructed in three successive phases (Fig. 3). There has been some previous archaeological excavation on Castle Hill but the south side of the fort has never been precisely located in any of its phases. The site of the proposed development is therefore potentially of great archaeological significance, being situated in what is thought to be the south-east corner of the Roman fort. No recent excavations have taken place in the immediate vicinity of the site and little is known about the extent and nature of any extant Roman deposits here. It is the last empty plot on Castle Hill and, unlike the other plots in the vicinity, it was hoped that there had been no cellaring here in the post-medieval period. A single evaluation trench was excavated centrally through

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5368
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:29 Aug 2019 11:27
Last Modified:29 Aug 2019 11:27

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