Horn, R., (2008). Archaeological Watching Brief at Penrith Castle, Cumbria. North Pennines Archaeology Ltd.

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Archaeological Watching Brief at Penrith Castle, Cumbria
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North Pennines Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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northpen3-48052_1.pdf (3 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1004014
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In September 2008, North Pennines Archaeology Ltd was commissioned by Sue Barnard, Interpretation Officer, English Heritage to undertake a programme of archaeological works on land beside Penrith Castle, Cumbria (NY 556 637; SM no.23649). The site is located within an area of high archaeological potential, within the boundary of the designated Scheduled Ancient Monument of Penrith Castle. As a result, all works associated with the insertion of a new interpretation panel in the environs of the castle required a programme of archaeological work to be undertaken, in the form of a watching brief, undertaken on all groundworks associated with the development. The works involved the excavation of four square pits, measuring 0.2m by 0.2m and excavated to an approximate depth of 0.60m, to hold the supports for two interpretation panels. Medieval and post-medieval pottery was recovered from one pit associated with Interpretation Panel 2. However, no archaeological features were encountered during the excavation. The archaeological material encountered, which consisted of pottery with clean breaks, was consistent with material that is to be expected in view of the past habitation in the vicinity. The discovery of pottery is unsurprising given the location of the site within the castle courtyard. As this report comprises the recommendations for archaeological recording of the developments relating to works at Penrith Castle, no further work is necessary. However, due to the continuing high archaeological potential of the area, and the status of the site as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, any further development in the area should be subjected to a programme of archaeological investigation.
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R Horn
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North Pennines Archaeology Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cumbria HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Penrith Castle, Cumbria
Parish: PENRITH
District: EDEN
County: CUMBRIA
Country: England
Grid Reference: 351290, 529930 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Pottery Medieval
Find: Pottery Post Medieval
Monus: Castle Medieval
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OASIS Id: northpen3-48052
OBIB: CP/727/08
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14 page A4 report with one figure and six plates
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23 Nov 2016
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