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William St Car Park, Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumbria - Evaluation

Dunn, Paul (2014) William St Car Park, Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumbria - Evaluation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Cumbria County Council proposes to develop a new office in Carlisle on the site of the present William Street car park, on the north-east side of Botchergate. Following an initial scoping study undertaken by WYG in 2012, OA North was commissioned in December 2013 to prepare a more detailed desk-based assessment, to further inform the planning process.

The study indicated that stratified and extremely sensitive archaeological deposits of most historic periods, from (potentially) prehistoric times to the later post-medieval period, may well survive over all or most of the proposed development site. However, the most complex and important deposits are likely to be found on the street frontage where, on the evidence of earlier work in the vicinity, Roman remains of regional and (potentially) national significance could occur, particularly since the buildings presently occupying the relevant part of the frontage are not thought to be cellared.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Watson
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 13:53
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/2745

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