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Park End Farm, Brigsteer, Cumbria: Palaeoenvironmental Auger Survey

Rutherford, Mairead and Parker, Aidan (2014) Park End Farm, Brigsteer, Cumbria: Palaeoenvironmental Auger Survey. [Client Report] (Submitted)

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Following proposals for a raised water level management plan at a site adjacent to Park End Farm (Fig 1), the National Trust requested that Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) undertake a palaeoenvironmental auger survey of the proposed development area.

In total, 63 individual auger locations were surveyed within the areas of “deep dig” and across a potential palaeochannel. The cores were taken with a hand-held Eiijkelkamp screw auger and a 30mm bore hand-held Eiijkelkamp gouge auger to a maximum depth of 3m or to the point where underlying stiff clay was reached.

The auger survey has shown that most of the site comprises topsoil underlain by clay. Only three small pockets of thin remnant peat were observed, all within the southern end of the development site. The deposits are considered too thin to provide any substantial palaeoenvironmental history of the area.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Mr Peter Schofield
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 09:28
Last Modified: 25 May 2023 11:10
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1337

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