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Church Scar to Fairhaven Coastal Protection Scheme, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. Geoarchaeological Investigation Report.

Rutherford, Mairead and Hodgson, James (2019) Church Scar to Fairhaven Coastal Protection Scheme, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. Geoarchaeological Investigation Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North was commissioned by VolkerStevin Ltd, on behalf of VBA Joint Venture Ltd, to undertake a geoarchaeological investigation along the route of the proposed coastal defense upgrades in Lytham St Annes, at Fairhaven Lake, Granny’s Bay and Church Scar (SD 335273 to SD 357268). The primary aim of the investigation was to identify the presence or absence of palaeoenvironmental deposits of archaeological and/or geoarchaeological significance and to establish the depositional environment (nature, extent, depth and age) represented by the deposits. Records from a total of 19 geotechnical interventions, comprising data from six newly drilled boreholes for the current project, and also including historical borehole data from an additional 13 interventions, have been used to compile the geoarchaeological database and to construct a deposit model for the site. The data show that no peat was recorded from the six new interventions. Thin peat deposits are present however, in BGS (British Geological Survey) boreholes close to but outside the north-west extremity of the Scheme and to the north (but outside) the central portion of the Scheme.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > None
ID Code:5580
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:02 Jan 2020 13:40
Last Modified:02 Jan 2020 13:40

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