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Fibre Optic Cable Trench. Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire

Jamieson, Vickie (2013) Fibre Optic Cable Trench. Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The National Trust commissioned Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) to undertake an archaeological watching brief during groundworks from the park entrance to the timber yard at Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire (NGR SJ 9661 8428 to SJ 9622 8258). The groundworks comprised the excavation of a pipe trench associated with the laying of fibre optic cables. The pipe trench was a total of 2000m in length, but it was agreed with the National Trust that only two sections of the trenching would be subject to a watching brief. Lyme Park dates to the fourteenth century, and the proposed groundworks were likely to impact on several known archaeological features. The original medieval park pale and driveway were situated to the north of the scheme, and there were two major postmedieval carriage driveways, which extended north/south through the park, known as Green Drive and Hawthorn Drive, in this central section. To the south of the scheme, towards the timber yard, earthworks had been observed. As a result, an archaeological watching brief was required in order to identify, investigate and record any archaeological remains encountered during the groundworks; the watching brief took place on various dates in April, May and June 2013.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:1344
Deposited By: Mr Peter Schofield
Deposited On:06 Feb 2014 14:29
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 14:29

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