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Land At St Paul's Square, Liverpool. Archaeological Evaluation.

Gajos, Hannah (2005) Land At St Paul's Square, Liverpool. Archaeological Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As part of the Liverpool New Central Business District, English Cities Fund have proposed a development on a site at St Paul’s Square, Liverpool (SJ 3390 9066). The site is located 750m to the north of the centre of Liverpool, within the commercial district and occupies the site of the demolished St Paul’s Church; it is therefore deemed to be of archaeological significance. Accordingly, Merseyside Archaeological Service (MAS) issued a brief outlining a programme of archaeological work to be undertaken in advance of any further development on the site. John Samuels Archaeological Consultants (JSAC), on behalf of AMEC Developments, produced a specification and commissioned Oxford Archaeology North to undertake an archaeological evaluation in March 2005, comprising the excavation of six trial trenches. Within the six trial trenches, archaeological stratigraphy was encountered to a maximum depth of 3m when the natural subsoil was revealed. Structural remains, including both sandstone and brick structures, were revealed across the site. The evidence from this trenching has also shown that extensive episodes of disturbance have occurred across the site, with robbing out of foundations and the deposition of thick layers of demolition debris; this has had a significant impact on the surviving archaeology.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Merseyside
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4722
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Apr 2019 08:24
Last Modified:04 Apr 2019 08:24

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