Archaeological excavation report : 2-4 Chester Road, Castlefield, Manchester

Cook, OE 2020, Archaeological excavation report : 2-4 Chester Road, Castlefield, Manchester , Technical Report, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

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Castlefield Developments (Manchester) Ltd has obtained planning consent for a residential development at 2-4 Chester Road in the Castlefield area of Manchester city centre (centred on NGR 383230 397440). The consented scheme allows for the construction of two residential apartment buildings with basement car parking and associated landscaping works (Planning Ref: 113870/FO/2016). The site comprises a tract of land that falls steeply from the north side of Chester Road down to the Bridgewater Canal via two man-made terraces that have been cut into the natural slope. The archaeological interest in the site was highlighted in a desk-based assessment that was prepared to support the planning application, which concluded that the site has some potential to contain buried remains pertaining to Manchester’s Roman settlement. In addition, it was concluded that the site had potential to contain buried remains of a range of buildings associated with the Bridgewater Canal that are shown on late 18th-century mapping, including the manager’s office for the superintendent of the Castlefield Basin.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Contributors: Miller, IF (Editor), Ker, RM (Illustrator) and Mottershead, SC (Illustrator)
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Publisher: University of Salford
Funders: Castlefield Developments (Manchester) Ltd
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 13:10
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 05:45

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