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Penrith New Squares, Penrith, Cumbria: Archaeological Post-Excavation Assessment Report

Clapperton, Kelly (2011) Penrith New Squares, Penrith, Cumbria: Archaeological Post-Excavation Assessment Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Submitted)

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Abstract

In 2003, a planning application (planning ref 3/05/0954)was submitted for the redevelopment of land adjacent to Southend Road, Penrith, Cumbria (NGR centred NY 5160 2990). The Penrith New Squares development was to comprise the construction of retail, housing and leisure facilities on land formerly occupied by car parks, playing fields, and the Penrith Town football ground. The scheme was granted permission, with a number of conditions, including the undertaking of an appropriate programme of archaeological works. Accordingly, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was duly commissioned to undertake these specialist works to meet the requirements of Cumbria County Council's Historic Environment Service (CCCHES). Early stages of the archaeological programme comprised the completion of a desk-based assessment, and a trial-trench evaluation. These investigations demonstrated the presence of medieval and post-medieval archaeological remains within the development area and, accordingly, CCCHES issued a brief, in accordance with the planning guidance at the time, PPG16, now superseded by PPS5, for a programme of mitigation that would allow these remains to be preserved by record.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:1436
Deposited By: Mr Peter Schofield
Deposited On:12 Feb 2014 13:25
Last Modified:12 Feb 2014 13:25

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