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Chester Northgate Redevelopment: Areas B, C and D. Archgaeological Evaluation.

Zant, John (2016) Chester Northgate Redevelopment: Areas B, C and D. Archgaeological Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology (OA) North was commissioned by Chester West and Chester Council to carry out a programme of evaluation trenching and boreholes across an area within the north-western quadrant of the historic city centre of Chester. This programme was undertaken during March and April 2016, comprising the excavation of eight trenches and five boreholes, in three parts of the redevelopment. This work follows, and was informed by, evaluations undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North on behalf of Chester West and Chester Council during April/May 2015. The work was required to inform the design process of the proposed major scheme of redevelopment within the area, by identifying the presence/absence and representative depth (according to Ordnance Datum), of significant archaeological deposits relating to the former Roman legionary fortress. The state of the archaeological remains across the present bus station (indeed, whether any significant archaeology survived) in the aftermath of previous redevelopments and excavations in the early 1980s was unclear and thus three trenches were excavated in this area. The trenching produced important results, establishing that a depth of 600mm of intact Roman archaeological deposits, as well as structural remains, survive intact and undisturbed. Considered in conjunction with the evidence from further west on Hunter Street, the work indicates that a large area to the south of Hunter Street retains significant archaeological deposits.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5559
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:12 Dec 2019 12:13
Last Modified:12 Dec 2019 12:13

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