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Land off Penrhos Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, Archaeological Assessment

Vannan, Alastair (2012) Land off Penrhos Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, Archaeological Assessment. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Redrow Homess commissioned Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) to undertake a desk-based assessment and geophysical survey to accompany a planning application for residential development of land off Penrhos Road, Bangor, Gwynedd (NGR centred SH 55488 69830). This work was undertaken as the first stage of a phased evaluation to establish the archaeological resource and its significance across the site. OA North was also provided the opportunity of undertaking a watching brief of geotechnical site investigations during the assessment.

In total, 43 heritage assets were identified within the study area as a result of the deskbased assessment and walkover survey. These include two prehistoric barrows (Sites 7 and 8), a group of possible barrows (Site 41), a group of circular features that might also be indicative of burial monuments (Site 42), and a burnt mound (Site 40). Most of the remaining sites were associated with the agricultural use of the fields around the Goetre-uchaf (Site 26) and Goetre-isaf farmsteads during the medieval or postmedieval periods. This includes 18 field boundaries, some of which may have been established during the medieval period. Green Lanes (Sites 6 and 10) and a trackway (Site 29) were also associated with access to the farmsteads and fields. A pit containing burnt stone and charcoal was identified during the watching brief, and numerous anomalies of possible archaeological interest were identified across the whole of the proposed development site during the geophysical survey.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > Welsh Unitary Authorities > Gwynedd
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 13:19
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 13:19
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5641

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