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Durham Street, Rochdale. Archaeological Evaluation and Excavation Report

McGuire, Andrew and Tinsley, Adam (2019) Durham Street, Rochdale. Archaeological Evaluation and Excavation Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology (OA) North was commissioned by Ecus Limited, on behalf of Countryside Homes, to undertake a programmes of archaeological investigation on land assigned for development to the north of Durham Street, Rochdale (centred on NGR 390133, 412507). The work was informed by an earlier desk-based assessment indicating that the development area formed the site of a late nineteenth-century cotton spinning mill and accompanying domestic houses. The programme of archaeological work originally comprised an archaeological evaluation with five trenches targeting the remains of a former mill and terraced housing depicted on historic mapping of the site. Based on the results obtained, this was almost immediately followed by two larger, open‐area excavations. This latter phase of works focused on two areas; the eastern end of the former mill complex, targeting the chimney and associated power structures observed within evaluation Trench 3 and historic mapping, and, the south‐western quarter of the development area, targeting the full footprint of domestic housing observed within evaluation Trenches 4 and 5. As part of this second excavation area, two cellars were sample excavated in order to ascertain their depth and character.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5573
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:02 Jan 2020 09:39
Last Modified:02 Jan 2020 09:53

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