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Westwood Park, Wigan, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment.

Dawson, Jo (2003) Westwood Park, Wigan, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During May and June 2003, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) undertook an archaeological desk-based assessment and visual inspection survey of Westwood Park, Wigan (centred SD 5844 0447), on behalf of Hyder Consulting. The assessment was required to inform the planning process in advance of the proposed redevelopment of the area for commercial and industrial use. The desk-based assessment examined the relevant sources, both primary and secondary, including maps, plans and journals, as well as referring to the Greater Manchester Sites and Monuments Record (SMR). A total of 18 sites of archaeological interest was identified, seven of which were already recorded on the SMR. Many of these sites related to Westwood Park, and included buildings, gardens, associated farmsteads, cottages, a possible coal extraction site, a road and a railway. The visual inspection identified a further two sites of potential archaeological interest, both of which were small post-medieval industrial sites.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5516
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:17 Oct 2019 11:31
Last Modified:17 Oct 2019 11:31

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