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Walney Substation Site, Heysham, Lancashire. Archaeological Evaluation and strip, Map and Record.

Tinsley, Adam (2015) Walney Substation Site, Heysham, Lancashire. Archaeological Evaluation and strip, Map and Record. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology (OA) North was commissioned by Royal HaskoningDHV(RHDHV), acting on behalf of their client Dong Energy, to conduct a programme ofarchaeological evaluation by trial trenching, followed by a further phase of strip, map and record (commissioned directly by Dong Energy). The works took place at the proposed site of an electricity substation near Heysham, Lancashire, forming part of the wider Walney Extension Offshore Windfarm in Morecambe Bay. The initial phase of trenching was conducted in order subsequent phase of archaeological mitigation that may be required. Based upon the speculative results of the initial archaeological works, a subsequent phase involving a process of strip, map and record was undertaken in order to examine two specific areas of archaeological potential. This was required by Lancashire County Archaeology Service (LCAS), in response to the potential impact eventual works may have upon any archaeological remains and the archaeological potential of the site. The initial works comprised the excavation of 45 trial trenches, mostly across and around the location of a suspected palaeochannel, and the recovery of borehole samples from two locations. The subsequent strip, map and record phase comprised the stripping of two large areas, intended to further expose several features and their wider surround, in order to clarify and expand upon the interpretative results of the initial works.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4590
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:17 Jan 2019 10:12
Last Modified:17 Jan 2019 10:12

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