Peters, C. G., (2008). An Archaeological desk-based assessment of land adjacent to No. 4 High Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. North Pennines Archaeology Ltd.

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An Archaeological desk-based assessment of land adjacent to No. 4 High Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
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North Pennines Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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northpen3-43005_1.pdf (17 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1018804
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Report (in Series)
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The results of the desk-based assessment suggest that the study area was occupied from at least the mid 18th century onwards, and probably before, with the northern part of the site, except the observatory and boundary wall, remaining gardens and backplots for the frontage. Archaeological deposits relating to the medieval settlement, and the post-medieval town are highly likely to survive within the south-eastern part of the site, with further potential for boundary features, perhaps even of medieval origin, within the northern part. As such, the proposed development has the potential to impact on buried archaeological remains through the construction of building foundations and the provision of services. It is recommended that an archaeological evaluation be undertaken, through the excavation of a series of trial trenches, in order to determine the presence or absence of archaeological features in the area of the proposed development. The site visit has found that interesting features survive within the site boundary. These include a boundary wall, likely to be that first seen on First Edition Ordnance Survey mapping of 1856, which may even be of much earlier origin, and the gazebo, or observatory, which is listed Grade II. The observatory is in a poor state of repair, which has prevented a full inspection of the building. It is therefore recommended that archaeological building recording is undertaken, corresponding to an English Heritage Level 2 survey, prior to the restoration of the observatory. This could be extended to record the boundary wall, which from initial inspection, appeared to incorporate some interesting architectural features.
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C G Peters
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North Pennines Archaeology Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: No. 4 High Bondgate
Parish: BISHOP AUCKLAND
District: WEAR VALLEY
County: DURHAM
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Durham
Grid Reference: 420838, 530098 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Building Post Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 1856
Temporal - Auto Detected: Mid 18th Century
Medieval
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OASIS Id: northpen3-43005
OBIB: CP697/08
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A 36 page plain A4 paper report bound in a plastic binding with a dark green spine consisting of text and accompanying illustrations.
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25 Nov 2016
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