Archaeological Evaluation: Land at Kingmoor Park, Kingstown, Carlisle

Archaeological Evaluation: Land at Kingmoor Park, Kingstown, Carlisle 2014, Carlisle.

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The Centre for Applied Archaeology (CfAA) was commissioned by HOW Planning (on behalf of Stobart Group) to undertake an archaeological evaluation at land located off Dukes Drive, Kingstown, Carlisle (centred on NY 38360 59741). The programme of archaeological work consisted of eleven evaluation trenches, targeting geophysical anomalies identified during a previous survey (Watson 2013). This was carried out in order to determine the presence, extent, depth, state of preservation and significance of the archaeological resource to enable informed recommendations and future mitigation for any surviving archaeological remains. The study area is currently enclosed fields, used as pasture for sheep. An archaeological desk-based assessment of the wider area revealed that no sites are known within the current study area, however that there was potential for below ground archaeological remains which could be detected by geophysical survey (Gregory and Arrowsmith 2008). CfAA was commissioned by HOW Planning to carry out the geophysical survey, which was done by GSB Prospection on CfAA’s behalf (Watson 2013), the results of which are discussed within this report. A total of eleven trenches target the geophysical anomalies. No features of archaeological significance were revealed. Many of the trenches were criss-crossed with recent field drains, some of which corresponded to the geophysical anomalies. Other features encountered were found to be natural in origin, with several tree boles and geologically derived

Item Type: Applied Archaeology collection
Project name: Archaeological Evaluation: Land at Kingmoor Park, Kingstown, Carlisle
Type of work: Excavation
Date work completed: 2014
Location of work: Carlisle
Period: Industrial
Depositing User: Kirsty Whittall
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:36

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