Elsworth, D., (2003). 1 Cable Street, Lancaster. Lancaster: Oxford Archaeology (North).

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1 Cable Street, Lancaster
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Oxford Archaeology North unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1004124
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An archaeological building survey of Number One Cable Street, Lancaster (SD 4761 6198) was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) in response to the request of the Lancaster City Archaeologist. A level III-type survey was carried out which consisted of a physical inspection of the building combined with written and photographic records, detailed floor plans, and drawings of the principal elevations. The building is known to have been owned by Captain Henry Fell, and partially built in c1759 by Richard Gillow. It was constructed in an area of Lancaster that was rapidly expanded during the growth of the city in the eighteenth century, and was connected to the quay at this point. The investigation of the structure identified three principal phases of construction. The earliest of these related to the north end of the building, and consisted of a relatively small, two-storey house divided into small rooms. A datestone of 1701 and the initials H and A F might suggest that an ancestor of Captain Henry Fell who shared the same name built this early house. The second phase comprised the construction of the ornate, south front; which was a three storey, classically inspired block, and also probably incorporated all of Number Three. The third phase relates to the modern use of the building, in particular the reduction of the front (south) end to 1½ storeys and the removal of internal walls. Number One Cable Street is an extremely significant building in terms of the development and expansion of Lancaster. If the datestone of 1701 does relate to the initial phase of construction it demonstrates how Green Ayre was beginning to be developed at a very early date. Seventeenth century maps show the area as open marsh, while the earliest maps of the eighteenth century show Cable Street to be well developed. Number One Cable Street is therefore important as a pioneer of this new phase of expansion to the east.
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D Elsworth
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Oxford Archaeology (North)
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Lancashire SMR (OASIS Reviewer)
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2003
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Site: 1 Cable Street Lancaster
Parish: LANCASTER
District: LANCASTER
County: LANCASHIRE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 347610, 461980 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Town House Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: oxfordar2-43820
OBIB: 2002-2003/072
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A4 Document
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23 Nov 2016
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