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East Lancashire Paper Mill, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment.

Blythe, Kathryn (2004) East Lancashire Paper Mill, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In response to a request from Libero Architects, acting on behalf of P&F Properties Ltd, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) undertook an archaeological desk-based assessment of the East Lancashire Paper Mill, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester (centred on SD 7915 0735). The assessment was required to inform the planning process in advance of the redevelopment of the area, and was compiled during March and April 2004.
The assessment examined the relevant archive sources, including maps, plans and journals, as well as referring to the Greater Manchester Sites and Monuments Record (SMR). In total, 26 sites of archaeological interest were identified within a 1km radius of the East Lancashire Paper Mill, although the proposed work will only impact upon the mill and any earlier remains that may survive beneath the footprint of the extant buildings.
The paper mill is not considered to be of national importance, and therefore does not merit preservation in situ. It may, however, be of high local or regional significance, and a rapid photographic survey of the standing buildings in advance of demolition should be considered as an appropriate mitigation recording strategy. In addition, there are potentially sub-surface remains of regional significance, which would require preservation by record should they be directly affected by redevelopment.
These include elements of a prehistoric settlement, a section of a Roman road, and a calico printing works. The recommended form of response in these instances is,
initially, archaeological evaluation by trial trenching.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Watson
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 25 May 2023 09:11
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4890

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