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Elterwater Sewage Outfall, Cumbria. Watching Brief Report

Bell, Jo and Redmayne, Peter and Huckerby, Elizabeth (2000) Elterwater Sewage Outfall, Cumbria. Watching Brief Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An archaeological watching brief has been undertaken in summer 1999 by Lancaster
University Archaeological Unit (LUAU) in response to a request from North West Water
Ltd, and in accordance with a project brief by the Lake District National Park
archaeologist and a project design by LUAU. The programme of observation was
undertaken during the laying of a pipeline associated with the construction of a new
sewage outfall between the existing sewage works at Fletchers Wood (NY 326 041) and a
point on the River Brathay (NY 339 037), Cumbria. The aim of the watching brief was to
record any significant archaeological deposits exposed during the laying of the pipe, and to
recover environmental samples from waterlogged deposits. It was carried out between
August and November 1999.
The first stage of the project, a desk-top assessment, was undertaken using historic maps
and other documentary sources. It provided an insight to the historic land-use and
identified a limited number of sites along the line of the proposed pipeline, which included
an adit and associated spoil heap, a potash kiln, two pitsteads, and the reported location of
a fulling mill.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2022 14:12
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 14:12
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6663

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