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Sadler Bridge Studios, Bold Lane, Derby, Archaeological Archive Report

Gregory, Richard (2020) Sadler Bridge Studios, Bold Lane, Derby, Archaeological Archive Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North was commissioned by Derby City Council to undertake a programme of archaeological analysis and reporting to satisfy an outstanding planning condition on the Sadler Bridge Studios Building, Derby (centred on NGR SK 3510 3640). The analysis focuses on an important archaeological dataset, which was recovered during an archaeological evaluation and excavation, respectively completed at the site in 2009 and 2013 by OA North, prior to redevelopment. Much of the recovered data relates to medieval activity that occurred in the rear portions of two burgage plots extending from Sadler Gate. The excavated remains included cess/refuse pits, timber buildings, fence-lines, and cultivation soils, dating to the twelfth-fourteenth centuries, and cess/refuse pits dating to the fifteenth/sixteenth centuries. Most of these features were associated with medieval pottery and other artefacts, whilst six cess/refuse pits were also extremely rich in palaeoenvironmental remains. Other evidence from the site relates to post-medieval activity involving small-scale industry, including the manufacture of clay tobacco pipes, and the establishment of brick-built properties along the street frontage. The archaeological analysis considered the stratigraphic data; a selection of palaeoenvironmental remains recovered from the six later medieval cess/refuse pits; and components of the finds assemblage, specifically medieval pottery and clay tobacco pipes. In addition, other artefacts from the site, along with the animal bone, examined as part of an earlier post-excavation assessment, were reconsidered and requantified in light of the analysis of the stratigraphic data. This report presents the full results of the various analyses and forms an element of the site archive. In addition, the report acts as a companion piece for a publication text that has been prepared for the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, which explicitly focuses on the medieval remains from Sadler Bridge Studios.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Primary Archives
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Derbyshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:5844
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:30 Oct 2020 10:51
Last Modified:30 Oct 2020 10:51

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