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Edge Nook Farm, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief.

Ferguson, Arran (2003) Edge Nook Farm, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 12th August 2003 and 20th August 2003 Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) conducted an archaeological watching brief on the site of Edge Nook Farm Coal Pit, to the east of Queen’s Park Hospital, Blackburn, and to the south of Old Bank Lane (centred on SD 697 266). The area excavated under archaeological supervision measured approximately 60m east to west and 50m north to south. The watching brief was commissioned by Balfour Hadden JV on behalf of the Queen’s Park Hospital, Blackburn, in preparation for the construction of an extension to the hospital. The wider development area had previously been considered by a desk top survey and a rapid identification survey, conducted in 2000 by the OA North in its former guise as Lancaster University Archaeological Unit (LUAU). In 2002 OA North conducted an archaeological evaluation to the east of the site of Edge Nook Farm. The site to the east of Edge Nook Farm was selected following the discovery of modern dumps of contaminated material on the site of the farm. The evaluation consisted of three trenches totalling 80m in length, and encountered a low density of archaeological features concluding the area to be of low archaeological potential.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5489
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:03 Oct 2019 12:35
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 12:35

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