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Former Depot, Harmony Hill, Milnthorpe, Cumbria - Evaluation

Clark, Paul (2008) Former Depot, Harmony Hill, Milnthorpe, Cumbria - Evaluation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Following planning permission being granted to by Home North West to construct ten dwellings at Harmony Hill, Milnthorpe, Cumbria (centred on NGR SD 5005 8163), Cumbria County Council’s Historic Environment Service (CCCHES) issued a formal brief for a programme of archaeological work required as a condition. During a previous evaluation at Dallam School, immediately to the north of the proposed development site, in 2005 four human cremations were uncovered, three of which were of Late Bronze Age date and grouped together, the fourth was Late Neolithic and was located away from the other three (ASUD 2005a; ASUD 2005b). An undated pit and ditch were associated with the late Bronze Age cremations. Therefore, this area is considered to be of high archaeological potential and CCCHES advised that an archaeological evaluation comprising a rapid desk-based assessment, visual inspection and trial trenching of the site was necessary. Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) were commissioned to undertake the work in July 2008. Fifteen sites of archaeological significance were identified within the study area (a 0.5km radius surrounding the proposed development site) following consultation of the Historic Environment Record (HER) in Kendal. The whole of the proposed development site was identified in the HER as the site of a former weaver’s shop and paddock belonging to the Dallam Tower Estate (HER 42180), which dated to at least the early nineteenth century. However, by the second half of the nineteenth century it had been cleared, as shown on the Ordnance Survey first (1862) and second (1898) edition maps. The site was then later partially occupied by sheep pens by 1914 and became a Council Yard in the twentieth century (Greenlane Archaeology Ltd 2008, 8).

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > None
ID Code:2424
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:06 Feb 2015 11:40
Last Modified:15 Nov 2018 12:26

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