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Burgh Road Wildlife Corridor, Carlisle, Cumbria, Archaeological Evaluation Report

Stocks-Morgan, Helen (2022) Burgh Road Wildlife Corridor, Carlisle, Cumbria, Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology (OA) North was commissioned by Grahame Howe Fencing Ltd to undertake an evaluation of the site of a proposed wildlife corridor to the north of Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Burgh Road, Carlisle, Cumbria (NGR:
NY 37775 56472). The work was undertaken to assist in the positioning of the proposed wildlife corridor in relation to the Scheduled Monument of Hadrian’s Wall and Vallum (SM no: 1018309).
The client’s representative, RTM consultancy, had held discussions with Historic England regarding the positioning of the wildlife corridor and the scheduled monument area, with the recommendation being that a programme of archaeological trial trenching be undertaken. OA North were
subsequently commissioned to produce a written scheme of investigation, apply for scheduled monuments consent and undertake the necessary fieldwork, which took place on 10th January 2022.
Three trenches were excavated across the proposed development area and within the scheduled monument area. There was no evidence of Hadrian’s Wall’s Vallum or any Roman features within the trenches. Post-medieval
deposits were identified in all three trenches, potentially relating to the nearby former Carlisle and Silloth Railway line. There was no evidence of, or features potentially relating to, the Hadrian’s Wall Vallum within the
evaluation trenches excavated across the proposed wildlife corridor, as such,it is unlikely that the proposed wildlife corridor will adversely affect the scheduled monument.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 13:21
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022 13:21
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6317

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