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Orchard End Wind Farm, Eagland Hill, Pilling, Lancashire.

Birtles, Mike (2013) Orchard End Wind Farm, Eagland Hill, Pilling, Lancashire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Submitted)

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Abstract

REG Orchard End Ltd submitted a planning application (2/09/00352/FULMAJ) to
install two wind turbines at Eagland Hill, Pilling Moss, Lancashire (NGR SD 445
449), The Lancashire mosses are known to have been occupied during the prehistoric
period due to several finds in the area dating as far back as the Mesolithic (10,000-
4,000 BC). The potential for significant archaeological evidence remaining in the
subsurface deposits led to the Lancashire County Archaeology Service (LCAS)
advising that a condition requiring a permanent presence watching brief during all
ground work operations be imposed on the planning permission. Consequently,
Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned to undertake the work
between August and December 2012.
The ground works involved the stripping of topsoil to construct a haul road providing
access off Skitham Lane to two turbines, a site compound and associated crane/piling
pads, excavation of the turbine bases, excavation of cable trenches and substation
area, and the topsoil strip of the substation area.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Mr Peter Schofield
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 12:34
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 12:34
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1372

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