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Queens Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside Archaeological Evaluation Report

Sanderson, Katie (2023) Queens Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In October 2022, Oxford Archaeology (OA) North was commissioned by Glenbrook Property to undertake an archaeological trial trench evaluation of a proposed residential development at the site of Queens Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside (NGR: SJ 34472 88996). The work was undertaken as conditions of two Planning Applications (planning refs: 19F/1875 and 20F/2116). The fieldwork took place over three days by a team of two from the 3rd – 5th of
October 2022 and comprised the excavation of five trenches that were agreed upon by OA North in discussion with the Planning Archaeologist for the Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (MEAS). The trenches specifically
targeted the remains of two eighteenth century graving docks depicted on historic mapping.

The aim of the archaeological works was to fully record and investigate any remains, in order to inform the planning process prior to the development of this site and mitigate any negative impact this development might have. However, the results of the evaluation were very limited, with no evidence of the graving docks or any other feature of archaeological significance being encountered within the trenches. The deposits remaining at the time of excavation indicated that the site prior to the construction of the current graving dock underwent a significant process of demolition and levelling that removed any evidence of remains down to a depth of at least 2m.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Merseyside
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 13:20
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 13:20
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/7184

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