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Land at George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Archaeological Ecavation

Wild, Chris (2016) Land at George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Archaeological Ecavation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Following on from the desk-based assessment, and in accordance with Conditions 5b and 5c attached to the planning consent, the County Archaeologist for Greater
Manchester, who provides planning advice to Manchester City Council, recommended that a programme of intrusive investigation was undertaken in advance of the development of the site. In the first instance, an archaeological evaluation was carried out, which was intended to establish the presence or absence of buried remains, assess their significance, and the potential impact of the proposed
development on the archaeological resource. The evaluation was carried out by OA North in September 2015, and comprised the removal of the modern surfacing over the maximum feasible area of the proposed development site. This confirmed that well-preserved buried remains of archaeological interest survived in-situ, namely the
remains of twelve late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century structures associated with workers’ dwellings. Following consultation with the County Archaeologist for
Greater Manchester, it was recommended that a programme of further targeted investigation was carried out to compile a detailed archaeological record of the buried remains to mitigate their ultimate destruction as part of the development.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Boughton
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 13:55
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 13:55
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4318

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