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Loscar Farm, Near Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Archaeological Assessment.

Dawson, Jo and Schofield, Peter (2005) Loscar Farm, Near Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Archaeological Assessment. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology North were commissioned by NPower Renewables Ltd to undertake an archaeological assessment to inform a planning application for a small wind power scheme at Loscar Farm, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire (centred on NGR SK 510 797). The work involved a desk-based assessment in conjunction with a walk-over survey and artefact survey. The work was undertaken in the week of 10th- 14th January 2005. The desk-based assessment demonstrated that Mesolithic and Neolithic lithic scatters had been recorded in the area, and that there was evidence of Roman activity comprising a putative Roman road to the east, several Iron Age / Romano-British enclosures and finds of Roman coins. The land has been in agricultural use since at least the sixteenth century, and as late as 1720 the development area was a part of an open field. Honeysyke Farm is a post-medieval farm that dates back to at least 1775, and the adjacent Loscar Farm was built in the early twentieth century. The artefact survey and walk-over survey revealed a predominantly artefact-based resource comprising artefacts that dated to the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman, and Medieval periods, together with larger numbers of post-medieval finds. It was clear that the plough soil was shallow, and that the deposits overlying the limestone bedrock had been disturbed by deep ploughing.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > South Yorkshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4729
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Apr 2019 10:56
Last Modified:04 Apr 2019 10:56

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