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Cronton Colliery, Knowsley, Merseyside. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment & Visual Inspection.

Lee, Anthony (2003) Cronton Colliery, Knowsley, Merseyside. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment & Visual Inspection. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological assessment of the former Cronton Colliery site, Merseyside, was carried out during September 2003 by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) on behalf of Sinclair Knight Merz. The archaeological work was required as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Planning Application proposals in the redevelopment of the area (centred on SJ 475895). The work comprised a desk-based assessment and a visual inspection survey of the site, as requested by the Merseyside Archaeological Service. The assessment has identified evidence for considerable archaeological activity within the region dating back to the prehistoric period, although only remains of the medieval and later periods are known from existing documentary sources. The study area lieswithin the bounds of a former large medieval park estate. Excavations carried out in 1993 to the south of the outlined proposed development area found evidence of Mesolithic activity along Ochre Brook, together with Romano-British and medieval settlement suggesting the area has a long history of human habitation. Since 1913, however, the study area has been dedicated to coal extraction

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Merseyside
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:5474
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:19 Sep 2019 10:41
Last Modified:19 Sep 2019 10:41

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