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The Pack, Burgh by Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria. Archaeological Evaluation Report.

Parker, Aidan (2018) The Pack, Burgh by Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria. Archaeological Evaluation Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned by Dan and Paula Hewson to undertake a trial-trench evaluation on a disused agricultural storage yard at The Pack, Burgh by Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria (NY 3270 5920). The evaluation was intended to inform a planning application for the construction of a new residential property and garage. Given that the proposed buildings are immediately adjacent to a Scheduled Monument within the World Heritage Site of Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian’s Wall, close to the north-west corner of the Roman fort known as Burgh II, perhaps Aballava to the Romans, the Cumbria County Historic Environment Service advised that it would be necessary to assess the impact the proposed build would have on buried archaeological remains. A small trial-trench evaluation was undertaken over two days on 20-21 March 2018. Two trenches were excavated, each finding significant archaeological remains within the proposed area of study. A large ditch was identified within Trench 2, which is of Roman military character and might have been associated with either the Wall or the nearby fort. It is, as such, significant for the understanding of this part of the Roman frontier that has not been intensively studied.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5566
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:19 Dec 2019 09:36
Last Modified:19 Dec 2019 09:36

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