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Hampton Street, Liverpool Archaeological Evaluation and Historic Research Report

Dunn, Paul and Fishwick, Emma (2023) Hampton Street, Liverpool Archaeological Evaluation and Historic Research Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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The historic research undertaken provided evidence that the back-to-back housing on the site was constructed by 1847 and did not change until they were demolished by 1951, although the names of the streets did change. Interrogation of the freely available census returns provided information regarding the people who lived in the back-to-back houses and also the surprising variety of different jobs they held. Occupations such as Dock Labourer would have likely been the most common job due to the significance of Liverpool’s docks, however, there were also some non-dock-related occupations with a number of policemen, carters, joiners, and dressmakers. The census returns also suggest that the cellars of the properties were occupied as living quarters, rather than workshops.
Structural remains were encountered in both trenches, with the remains surviving fairly well, up to four courses of brickwork surviving in Trench 2, whilst wall 102 in Trench 1 survived to a height of eight courses. However, floor
surfaces only survived in Trench 2 and only survived well in the central part of the trench; they were heavily truncated in the northern and southern parts. These structural remains corresponded well with the historic mapping, particularly the 1847-9 Town Plan of Liverpool.

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: 25 Sep 2023 10:28
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2023 10:28
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/7237

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