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Barnacre 15" Water Main St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief.

Bates, Andy and Tonks, David (2004) Barnacre 15" Water Main St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire. Archaeological Watching Brief. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A watching brief was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North between August 2003 and May 2004 during the excavation of 46 launch and retrieve pits associated with the replacement and modernisation of a 15” Victorian water main. A watching brief was also maintained during an easement topsoil strip and the exposure and removal of a 320m section of the existing pipe. The route of the replacement pipe followed that of the original main which traversed an area considered to have archaeological potential. Archaeological monitoring of the works was therefore required and, accordingly, the watching brief was commissioned by Alfred McAlpine Utility Services. The pits were excavated along the line of the original water pipe which was routinely exposed and removed as part of the works. In consequence, the excavated material largely comprised backfill from when the main was originally laid and no archaeological remains, other than features associated with the Victorian pipe itself, were encountered.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5496
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:10 Oct 2019 09:18
Last Modified:10 Oct 2019 09:18

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