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Belmont Bleach Works, Egerton Road, Belmont, Blackburn with Darwen - Historic Building Investigation

Phelps, Andy (2015) Belmont Bleach Works, Egerton Road, Belmont, Blackburn with Darwen - Historic Building Investigation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has granted planning permission for the redevelopment of part of the former Belmont Bleach Works on Egerton Road, Belmont (centred on NGR 367684 415783). The existing planning permission (Application No 10/12/0590) allows for the demolition of the existing buildings, and the erection of new houses with associated parking. In order to secure archaeological interests, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council recommended that an appropriate programme of archaeological investigation of the works is carried out in advance of demolition. Following consultation with the Lancashire County Archaeology Service, it was recommended that an archaeological building investigation commensurate with an English Heritage Level 2/3-type survey should be carried out. This was carried out by Oxford Archaeology North in October 2014. The bleach works complex comprises numerous buildings, of which 12 lie within the boundary of the proposed development. This part of the site had formed the historic core of the complex, dating to the early 1800s, when it was established as a calico printing works. The works expanded significantly in the second half of the nineteenth century, and was converted for use as a bleach and dye works.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2682
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:24 Nov 2015 11:44
Last Modified:06 Sep 2018 09:27

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