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Askham Fell, Haweswater Pipeline, Cumbria. Rapid Archaeological Assessment

Hughes, Vix (2002) Askham Fell, Haweswater Pipeline, Cumbria. Rapid Archaeological Assessment. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology North have been requested by United Utilities to examine the archaeological implications of two alternative pipeline routes (Option 1 and Option 2) which extend through the area of Moor Divok on Askham Fell, near Ullswater. Moor Divok is an extensive landscape containing a rich range od archaeological monuments extending from the Neolithic period through to the present, including a Neolithic stone circle, numerous Bronze Age funerary round cairns, ring and kerbed cairns, a stone avenue, a long section do extant Roman road, two Romano-British settlements and a medieval (and possibly even early medieval) settlement. The area is a natural col between the Ullswater and Lowther Valleys, in the upland area of the Lake District, which has been used as a communication route for a considerable period, extending possibly back to the Neolithic period. The construction of the pipeline would have considerable impact on these landscapes of great known and potentially unknown archaeological sites. Since the sites are scheduled they are in theory protected from ground disturbance and are deemed of national importance.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2022 11:07
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 11:07
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6968

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