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Demolition of Former Market Hall and Associated Features, Blackburn.

Wegiel, Becky (2013) Demolition of Former Market Hall and Associated Features, Blackburn. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The proposed scheme occupies land within an area between the junctions of Salford Street and Penny Street (SD 68848 28175), Penny Street and Brown Street (SD 68523 28295) and Brown Street and Ainsworth Street (SD 68383 28310). Although the study area was currently occupied by Blackburn Market, it was situated at the historic core of the town, and in an area identified as being of considerable archaeological potential. To accompany the planning application, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was undertaken in 2012, for which Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) completed an assessment to determine the likely significant effects of the proposals on archaeology and cultural heritage as an environmental factor. A walkover survey was also undertaken by OA North in April 2012 in order to examine the current conditions within the proposed development area. Consequently, the planning officer at Lancashire County Archaeology Service (LCAS) advised that a condition was attached to the planning approval (planning ref: 10/12/0962) and that an archaeological watching brief should be undertaken in relation to any subsequent below-ground development works, particularly when the concrete foundation slabs from the market building were lifted and removed.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1346
Deposited By: Mr Peter Schofield
Deposited On:06 Feb 2014 14:33
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 14:33

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