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Barnes Hospital, Cheadle, Stockport, Greater Manchester - Evaluation

Phelps, Andy (2015) Barnes Hospital, Cheadle, Stockport, Greater Manchester - Evaluation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Barnes Village Ltd has obtained planning permission to redevelop the former Barnes Hospital and its associated grounds in Cheadle, near Stockport (NGR 385232, 388955). The development proposal allows for the refurbishment of the hospital building, which is afforded statutory designation as a Grade II listed building, together with the erection of new housing. The new build will comprise housing within the grounds encompassing the hospital building. The proposed construction works will necessitate considerable earth-moving works, which have some potential to damage or destroy buried archaeological remains. A desk-based study carried out to support the planning application concluded that the site has some potential to contain buried remains of archaeological interest, including the projected line of the Roman road from Cheadle to Buxton, which takes a course across the north-eastern corner of the site. In addition, artefacts of prehistoric, Roman, and early medieval date have been discovered within the immediate vicinity, raising the possibility that other buried artefacts of archaeological interest may survive within the site boundary. In the light of these conclusions, the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service (GMAAS), which provides archaeological advice to Stockport Council, recommended that a programme of archaeological investigation of the site was merited in advance of development, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, Paragraph 128. In September 2015, Oxford Archaeology North was commissioned by Reis Construction, acting on behalf of Barnes Village Ltd, to undertake the specified programme of archaeological evaluation. In total, 12 trenches were excavated across the study area, coupled with a walk-over survey in the area of the northern field prior to excavations.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:2679
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:24 Nov 2015 09:47
Last Modified:06 Sep 2018 13:15

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