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Uplands Initiative Field Projects 2004-5. North Berwyn (North) Survey Area. North Wales. Archaeological Survey Report.

Schofield, Peter (2005) Uplands Initiative Field Projects 2004-5. North Berwyn (North) Survey Area. North Wales. Archaeological Survey Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological identification survey of the North Berwyn (North) area of North Wales (SJ 310 340 centred) was undertaken in March and April 2005 (Fig 1). The work was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) on behalf of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) as part of the Uplands Initiative. The fieldwork consisted of an identification survey to identify, locate and describe archaeological and historical features within the defined survey area. The survey area of North Berwyn (North) is on the northern edge of the Berwyn hills overlooking the Edeirnon valley and the lowland around the River Dee. Berwyn (C)3 was designated as an Historic Landscape within the Register of Landscapes of Outstanding Historic Interest in Wales. Several of the areas on the south and east end of the Berwyn hills have previously been surveyed by OA North (2003 and 2004a) and by Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust (Silvester 1992 and 2005). The OA North 2004-5 survey area comprised c19.5 sqkm of predominantly large tracts of heather moorland, which for the most part has been given over to sports shooting associated with the Rhug estate. In total, the survey identified 152 new sites, but also involved the enhancement of 16 previously identified sites, which together made a total of 168 sites overall from within the study area. The new sites included a ring cairn, a variant stone circle, a group of large cairns, two areas of prehistoric clearance, two enclosures, five buildings and settlement, two trackways, three quarries, two leats, two trial workings, 25 sheepfolds/shelters, 29 boundary markers and 75 shooting stands.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > Welsh Unitary Authorities > Denbighshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4888
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:06 Jun 2019 08:52
Last Modified:06 Jun 2019 08:52

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