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Whitaker’s Garden Centre, Prescot, Knowsley, Merseyside Archaeological Evaluation Report

Dunn, Paul (2021) Whitaker’s Garden Centre, Prescot, Knowsley, Merseyside Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Archaeological remains were only identified in Trench 1, these remains being structural features likely relating to buildings within the former nursery garden, as depicted on historic mapping. None of the deposits produced dating evidence, although the fabric of the structural remains suggested that they were of Industrial Period date, wall 103 comprised hand-made bricks bonded with lime mortar, whilst the walls of structure 106 comprised handmade and machine-made frogged bricks bonded with a cement-based mortar.
The results of the evaluation are of local significance, in that they were heavily truncated and too little of the nursery gardens survived within the trenches to justify inclusion in a higher grade. The evidence of a possible flue system within structure 106 does potentially contribute to our understanding of technological developments in the propagation and growing of nursery stock from the late eighteenth century through to the twentieth century (North
West Regional Research Framework 2021), however, the remains were heavily truncated, with only the lowest courses of the structure surviving. As such no further work was required by MEAS.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Merseyside
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 14:29
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 14:29
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6113

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