Archaeological excavation : Skelhorne Street Phase 2, Liverpool

Mottershead, GD 2017, Archaeological excavation : Skelhorne Street Phase 2, Liverpool , Technical Report, University of Salford.

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Abstract

In April 2017, Salford Archaeology was commissioned by Nexus-Heritage to carry out an archaeological excavation of a well and potential workers housing at Skelhorne Street and Bolton Street, Liverpool (centred on NGR 335075 390430). The excavation of the well was carried out on the 30th and 31st of March 2017, following an initial archaeological evaluation Salford Archaeology in January 2017. During the evaluation the presence of ACMs within upper levelling layers meant that the northern end of the site could not be adequately evaluated. Following remediation of this area a trench was excavated across it by Nexus-Heritage during April 2017. The well was machine stripped to its upper level after which it was hand excavated to a depth of c. 1.5m. Following this a 5m square box was excavated 1.5m into the bedrock allowing safe access to hand excavate a further 1.5m of the well. The well was found to be 0.98m in diameter and 7m deep. Its tool marks were consistent with a 19th century feature, serving housing that was built in the early 19th century and appears on the 1848 OS mapping. The fill suggested that it was infilled during the early 20th century when the housing was demolished. The northern trench revealed that the ground reduction observed across the southern half of the site during the evaluation continued across the northern part of the site and no features or structures of archaeological significance remained within the area. The results obtained during the excavations suggested that no further investigation was merited.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: University of Salford
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 11:59
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 12:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56230

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