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Carrington Wire Works, Warrington. Archaeological Buildings Investigation.

McPhillips, Sean (2005) Carrington Wire Works, Warrington. Archaeological Buildings Investigation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Following a request from RSK ENSR Environment Ltd in August 2005, Oxford Archaeology North undertook a photographic survey and summary descriptive record of the former Carrington Wire complex in Warrington, Cheshire (centred on NGR SJ 612 892). The survey was intended to provide a basic record of 14 derelict buildings that remained on the site in advance of their demolition.
The former Carrington Wire site was not developed until the mid-19th century when it was used as a brick kiln and brickfield. The site was subsequently developed at the
end of the 19th century by the Cheshire Lines Railway Engineering Works and Marshalling Yard prior to its use by the Coronation Wire Works in the 1920s and, subsequently, by Carrington Wire.
It would appear that few upstanding remains associated with the former use of the site survived, indeed most of the buildings on the site would appear to have been
constructed within the past 100 years and were seemingly not part of the original works. However, a single building (Building 5) that clearly displayed several phases
of continued use into the 21st century, probably originally functioned as a loading area associated with the Cheshire Lines Railway works that occupied the site some time
around 1890, and provides the only remnant from this period.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Watson
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:00
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5108

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