Archaeological Excavation and Historic Building Investigation : Local Crescent, The Crescent, Salford

Harvey, KM and Stitt, LW 2019, Archaeological Excavation and Historic Building Investigation : Local Crescent, The Crescent, Salford , Technical Report, University of Salford.

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Abstract

In July 2017, Salford Archaeology was commissioned by Domis Property Group, acting on behalf of Property (Done) Ltd, to undertake an historic building investigation of the former Black Horse Hotel on The Crescent on the fringe of Salford city centre, coupled with an archaeological excavation on land bounded by The Crescent, Gaythorn Street, Hulme Street and by Back Hulme Street (centred on NGR SJ 82474 98493; Plate 1). The archaeological work was required to mitigate the impact of the proposed redevelopment of the site on known significant archaeological remains, and satisfy the wording of a condition attached to planning consent for a large residential development (Planning Ref 15/67356/FUL). The excavation has provided a valuable opportunity to examine a range of examples of early 19th-century workers’ housing in Salford, and investigate the probable postmedieval settlement of White Cross. However, the excavation yielded very little firm evidence for any activity on the site prior to the 18th century, although a single sherd of slipware recovered from one of the trenches has been ascribed a 17th-century date; there was no evidence for any medieval activity on the site, although any remains from this period that may have existed will be been largely or entirely removed by the intensive development of the site in the 19th century.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Publisher: University of Salford
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 14:21
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 14:21
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56180

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