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Parkside Link Road, Newton-le�Willows, Merseyside Archaeological Strip, Map and Record Report

Dean, Selina (2023) Parkside Link Road, Newton-le�Willows, Merseyside Archaeological Strip, Map and Record Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology (OA) North was commissioned by The Environment Partnership (TEP) on behalf of Ramboll UK to undertake a strip, map and record (SMR) of an area east of Newton-le-Willows comprising a new road to link the proposed Parkside development to the east of the A49 and the M6
(NGR: SJ 61381 94390).
The work was undertaken as condition 24 of Planning Permission (planning ref.: P/2018/0249/FUL). During consultation for the application, the archaeological advisors to St Helens Council and Warrington Borough Council, Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (MEAS), recommended that an area of 20m by 20m be subject to a SMR excavation. A written scheme of investigation (WSI) was produced by TEP detailing the Local Authority’s
requirements for work necessary to discharge the planning condition. OA North were subsequently commissioned to undertake the necessary fieldwork, which was carried out over three days, 21st, 22nd and 25th April 2022.
The 20 by 20m SMR area was successfully excavated in its intended location, with few archaeological features being identified, which comprised two linear features 103 and 105, as well as a natural feature, most likely a tree throw,
113. The features likely related to former field boundaries identified on the 1849 Ordnance Survey mapping, with no evidence for the targeted circular geophysical anomaly. As such, the remains are of limited significance.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Merseyside
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2023 15:59
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2023 16:11
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/7053

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