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Roughlee Pumping Station, Lancashire. Archaeological Topographic Survey and Evaluation.

Bates, Andrew and Hughes, Vix (2004) Roughlee Pumping Station, Lancashire. Archaeological Topographic Survey and Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) undertook a desk-based assessment and field walkover survey of the proposed route of a pumping station and sewer situated between Roughlee and Blacko, Lancashire (SD 8466740769 to SD 8600941248), the results are presented in a previous report (OA North 2003). The work was carried out on behalf of United Utilities Ltd. Several sites were considered to be under sufficient threat as to warrant further archaeological mitigation. Subsequently, due to the requirements placed on the development by the Lancashire County Council Archaeological Service, topographical surveys of Sites 6, 10, 11 and 22, and evaluation trial trenching at Sites 6 and 22, were undertaken. This report sets out the results of both the topographic surveys and the evaluation trenches. Site 6 comprised two features: a trackway and a ditch. The topographic survey was able to establish that the trackway is almost certainly post-medieval in date, and does not appear to relate to quarrying activities as was generally thought to be the case. The ditch appeared to relate to a field boundary; traces of ridge and furrow, which were visible within the field, were also surveyed. The trial trenching undertaken within this area revealed no sub-surface archaeological features.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5497
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:10 Oct 2019 09:30
Last Modified:10 Oct 2019 09:30

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