Settlement, land-use and communication at Cuerden, Central Lancashire : an archaeological case study

Cook, OE and Miller, IF ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4972-0423 2020, 'Settlement, land-use and communication at Cuerden, Central Lancashire : an archaeological case study' , Transactions of the Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society, 112 , pp. 152-181.

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Abstract

An archaeological investigation undertaken by Salford Archaeology in 2016-18 ahead of a large development at Cuerden in Central Lancashire yielded significant evidence for land use in the area from the prehistoric period through to the present day. In particular, the excavation uncovered a probable roundhouse and a well-preserved section of the Roman road between Wigan and Walton-le-Dale, together with rare physical evidence for medieval agriculture and settlement dating from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries that appears to have developed along the alignment of the Roman road. The remains of a cottage dating to the seventeenth century were also excavated, together with a regionally important assemblage of medieval and post-medieval pottery.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Transactions of the Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society
Publisher: The Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society
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Depositing User: Mr Ian Miller
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 12:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59000

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