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Castle Stede, Hornby, Lancashire. Archaeological Evaluation.

Bates, Andrew (2003) Castle Stede, Hornby, Lancashire. Archaeological Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North (OAN), on behalf of United Utilities Ltd, within part of the easement of a new water pipeline which runs between Jackson’s Pasture and Borwick, Lancashire, in September of 2001. The area evaluated was located in the immediate vicinity of the eleventh century motte and bailey, Castle Stede near Hornby, overlooking the river Lune. This is a scheduled monument. Documentary investigation suggested the possibility of archaeological remains of various periods might be in the area. A number of trenches were therefore located on the southern side of the river, skirting the perimeter of Castle Stede, with a single trench on the opposing side. A single archaeological feature was found during the course of the evaluation, comprising of a small truncated pit within which a quantity of burnt material had been deposited, located on the higher ground of the river terrace. Palaeobotanical remains indicate a date of post Mesolithic (3200BC), but without further dating evidence any interpretation is merely speculative.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC > Late Mesolithic 7000 - 4000 BC
ID Code:5729
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:12 Mar 2020 10:22
Last Modified:12 Mar 2020 10:22

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