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Land At Sandbach, Cheshire- Desk-Based Assessment

Blythe, Kathryn (2008) Land At Sandbach, Cheshire- Desk-Based Assessment. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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In August 2008, Fox Land and Property commissioned Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) to carry out an archaeological desk-based assessment of a site to the west of Sandbach in Cheshire (NGR SJ 74540 60620). The principal aim of the assessment was to identify, as far as possible, the nature and significance of the cultural heritage and sub-surface archaeological resource within the study area, and to establish the impact of any future development upon this resource.
In total, 30 sites of archaeological interest were identified during the desk-based assessment, of which three had been previously recorded in the Cheshire Historic Environment Record (HER), including a Grade II listed building (Site 03), although this lies immediately beyond the boundary of the study area. The other 27 sites (Sites 04-30) were identified through analysis of historical maps.
The 30 identified sites comprised two Roman sites, and 23 post-medieval/industrial period sites. Of these sites, 19 were deemed likely to be affected by any future development of the site, including a Roman road (Site 01), 12 field boundaries (Sites 13-24), two small buildings shown on a tithe map of 1841 (Site 06), two former ponds (Sites 27 and 28), and three tracks or drives (Sites 10-12) associated with Abbeyfields (Site 03), a large house dating to c 1800.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Sandra Bonsall
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 15:43
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 11:55
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/2381

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