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Manchester Road Phase 2, Heywood, Greater Manchester Archaeological Evaluation Report

Howsam, Charlotte (2022) Manchester Road Phase 2, Heywood, Greater Manchester Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In September 2022, Oxford Archaeology (OA) North were commissioned by The Environment Partnership (TEP), on behalf of Anwyl Homes, to undertake an archaeological trial-trench evaluation on the Phase 2 residential development site south-east of Manchester Road, Heywood, Rochdale Greater Manchester (NGR: SD 85670 08596).
The work was undertaken as a condition of Planning Permission (planning ref:16/01399/HYBR). Orion Heritage produced a desk-based assessment to accompany the planning application. Following discussions between TEP and
the Heritage Management Director for Greater Manchester Archaeology Advisory Service (GMAAS), a programme of four trial trenches across the development area was proposed. TEP subsequently produced a written scheme of investigation (WSI), and OA North were commissioned to undertake the
fieldwork, which was completed in three days; 27th to 29th September 2022.
All four trenches were successfully excavated in their intended locations. None were found to contain archaeological remains of any significance. The southwestern
trenches (Trenches 3 and 4) contained extensive modern made ground deposits, containing modern debris, and were likely associated with the construction of the M62, which borders the southern site boundary.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 15:58
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 15:58
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6833

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