Goodwin, J., (2009). Archaeological Watching Brief at Carmountside Cemetery, Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire NGR SJ 9063 4945. Stoke-on-Trent Archaeology.

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Archaeological Watching Brief at Carmountside Cemetery, Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire NGR SJ 9063 4945
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Stoke-on-Trent Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1003313
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Stoke-on-Trent Archaeology carried out an archaeological watching brief during a programme of geotechnical test-pitting at Carmountside Cemetery, Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent. The proposed development area lies a short distance to the north of Hulton Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1219 and dissolved in 1538. The site also sits within the Trent valley and, therefore, has the potential to provide palaeo-environmental evidence dating back more than 10,000 years to the end of the last Ice Age. The watching brief observed the excavation of ten test pits and one trial trench. Well-stratified peat and silty clay deposits were encountered at depths of between c.1.54m and 3.70m below ground level in four of the test pits (numbers 06, 07, 08 and 10) and in trial trench 1. From these, six soil samples, one each from contexts (007), (106), (605), (705), (808) and (809), were sent for environmental assessment to Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service. Analysis of the samples revealed that samples (705) and (809) contained well-preserved plant remains and pollen grains, representing a mix of tree/shrub and herbaceous species. Seeds from these two contexts were subsequently dated by AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometer), producing date-ranges of 12,750BC - 12,000BC for the material from (705) and 11,870BC - 11,660BC for (809), placing the remains in the late-Glacial/early Holocene period. The plant and pollen remains suggested that the area was a semi-wooded, marshy floodplain during this time.
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J Goodwin
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Stoke-on-Trent Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Stoke-on-Trent City HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2009
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Site: Carmountside Cemetery, Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent
Parish: STOKE ON TRENT
District: STOKE ON TRENT
County: STAFFORDSHIRE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 390630, 349450 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Plant Remains Upper Palaeolithic
Monus: None Uncertain
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OASIS Id: stokeont2-65621
OBIB: Report No. 258
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A4 spiral bound report of 26 pages (single sided). The report includes an introduction, short historical and archaeological background, methodology and results of the watching brief. The conclusion summarises the results of environmental assessment of soil samples from the site, the full report for which is reproduced in appendix 1. The document also features references, figures and plates.
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23 Nov 2016
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