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Land South of Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, Lancashire. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment

Allen, Carol (2003) Land South of Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, Lancashire. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Following a proposal by Fairclough Homes for a residential development of land South of Wyresdale Road, Lancaster (centred on SD 3491 4608), Oxford Archaeology North was asked to undertake a desk-based assessment of the surrounding area.

A brief outline of the topographical, geological, historical and archaeological backgrounds for the assessment area is given here. With the exception of the Bronze Age evidence, little activity was noted from the prehistoric period and the majority of sites identified date to the post-medieval period. The actual area of proposed development did not contain any identified archaeological sites. An abattoir is seen to extend for approximately 20% of the site, but the remainder is used as a car park or is open land. Investigation of documentary evidence for the site suggests that this remaining area has not been disturbed in the past.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 12:46
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 12:46
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6309

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