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Trinity Islands, Water Street, Manchester. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment

Street, Rachel (2015) Trinity Islands, Water Street, Manchester. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In order to secure archaeological interests and inform the development process, Manchester Quays Limited commissioned Oxford Archaeology North to undertake an archaeological assessment of the site. This aimed to establish, as far as possible, the nature and significance of the sub-surface archaeological resource within the area, and assess the impact of any future development upon this resource; this report focuses on the below-ground archaeological resource, as a detailed consideration of the aboveground historic environment is presented in a separate heritage appraisal that has been prepared for the wider proposed St Johns development. The assessment has identified a total of 66 heritage assets within 500m of the Site Area. Of this total number of heritage assets, 18 are listed buildings, all of which lie beyond the boundary of the Site Area, although the site does lie within the Castlefield Conservation Area. Only eight sites of archaeological interest have been identified within the Site Area, and none of these are afforded statutory designation, and are thus not considered to be of national importance that would require preservation in-situ. Of these non-designated sites of buried archaeological interest, it is likely that only three have any potential to survive in-situ. This comprises the site of a late eighteenth century dye works, together with two sites of lower archaeological importance, which comprise some late nineteenth-century buildings along Water Street and a pig market.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4311
Deposited By: Boughton
Deposited On:06 Sep 2018 11:45
Last Modified:06 Sep 2018 11:45

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