Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment Report: Bishop’s Bluecoat C of E High School, Chester

Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment Report: Bishop’s Bluecoat C of E High School, Chester 2015, Chester.

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Salford Archaeology (formerly known as the Centre for Applied Archaeology) was commissioned by David Whiteside of Cowan & Co, Chartered Architects, to carry out an archaeological desk-based assessment on land at the Bishop’s Blue Coat C of E High School, Chester, Cheshire (centred on SJ 42198 65576). The aim of the archaeological assessment was to identify, as far as possible the nature, extent and significance of the archaeological resource so as to enable any informed recommendations to be made for the future treatment of any surviving remains. This information was required to inform a planning application (14/02953/FUL) to demolish three temporary classrooms and build a new classroom extension. The desk-based research has found that the school may lie within the boundary of a Roman Cremation Cemetery (Sites 1 and 2) and cremations were found during the school’s construction (Site 2). The area remained rural until the late 20th century with very little development, therefore there is also the potential for remains relating to Medieval agriculture to survive. These remains have been assessed and a programme of mitigation has been proposed.

Item Type: Applied Archaeology collection
Project name: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment Report: Bishop’s Bluecoat C of E High School, Chester
Type of work: Excavation
Date work completed: 2015
Location of work: Chester
Period: Industrial
Depositing User: Kirsty Whittall
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 14:39
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 14:39
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43920

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