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Greystoke Moor Plantation, Greystoke Moor, Berrier, Penrith, Cumbria. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Rapid Identification Survey.

Dawson, Jo (2003) Greystoke Moor Plantation, Greystoke Moor, Berrier, Penrith, Cumbria. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Rapid Identification Survey. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology North was commissioned by Armstrong Payne Associates, on behalf of Derwent Bay Bears, to undertake an archaeological assessment to inform a planning descision for a woodland centre at Greystoke Moor Plantation, Greystoke Moor, Berrier, Penrith, Cumbria (centred NY 418 291). The first stage of work, covered by this report, involved a desk-based assessment and rapid identification survey. The work was undertaken over the period 5th-12th September 2003. The desk-based assessment demonstrated that the land had been unimproved moorland until the late eighteenth century, when it was enclosed by the Howards of Greystoke. Shortly afterwards, part of it appears to have been incorporated into the already existing Greystoke Park, although the evidence for this is inconclusive. If this did indeed take place, it appears to have been short-lived. During the nineteenth century parts of the site were increasingly used for plantation, and the present plantation dates to the 1960s and covers the entire site. The land within the study area was shown to be rich in archaeological remains, with significant prehistoric sites such as Stone Carr in the south. While limekilns and limestone quarries occurred most frequently in the landscape, the most significant sites in relation to the proposed development were the Roman road cutting across the south-east of the site, and the prehistoric cremation urn discovered in the plantation immediately to the north of the site.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
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 > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5674
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:23 Jan 2020 13:16
Last Modified:23 Jan 2020 13:16

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