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Upper Bank to White Rock Rising Main, Swansea

Thacker, Gerry Upper Bank to White Rock Rising Main, Swansea. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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From February to March 2013 Oxford Archaeology undertook a watching brief on the excavation of a pipe trench for a new rising main within the area of the former Middle Bank and White Rock smelting works, Swansea. The work was undertaken on behalf of Barratt Homes (South Wales), and was partly located within the eastern boundary of the White Rock Scheduled Monument. The majority of the pipe trench was excavated into post industrial period disturbed and made ground. Where structures were encountered, interpretation of these was restricted by the limited exposure of the remains. However, the upper courses of several walls were recorded that are likely to relate to the boundaries, and buildings within the former Middle Bank works. A firebrick structure, probably representing part of a copper working furnace, was encountered within a building of the Middle Bank works in proximity to a brick floor. In addition a possible buttress or ramp for the inclined track to the secondary waste tips up hill to the east of the White Rock Works was encountered and recorded

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > Welsh Unitary Authorities > Swansea
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2516
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:04 Jun 2015 10:48
Last Modified:04 Jun 2015 10:48

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