Lupton, A., Marriott, H. and Mercer, E., (2003). Peel Place Phase 4, Holmrook, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Evaluation. Lancaster: Oxford Archaeology (North).

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Peel Place Phase 4, Holmrook, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Evaluation
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Oxford Archaeology North unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1026534
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Prior to the final stage in this phase of proposed expansion to Peel Place Quarry, OA North were commissioned by Tendley Quarries to undertake a DBA and archaeological evaluation on land adjacent to the present quarry at Peel Place, Holmrook, Cumbria (NY 067 012). A low-level DBA was carried out in June 2003, and involved rapid search of primary and secondary maps and records held in the Cumbria Record Office in Whitehaven and the Cumbria Sites and Monuments Record (CSMR). The study identified eleven sites of interest within the study area, none of which will be affected by the development. The site is considered to have archaeological potential due to large quantities of prehistoric flint recovered from an extensive programme of field walking. Four findspots of flint artefacts (SMR 1309; SMR 6459; SMR 6463 and SMR 6465) and a polished stone axe (SMR 1273) showed evidence of prehistoric activity in the area. Evidence of settlement during the Roman and post-medieval periods was also produced. The assessment was followed in July 2003 by a programme of archaeological evaluation trenching, which entailed the excavation of 5% of the study area comprising thirteen trenches. Three modern gullies and two tree throws were revealed, which is evidence of a post-medieval agricultural landscape, almost certainly of nineteenth century origin. Several pieces of modern pottery and a fragment of clay pipe were also retrieved from the topsoil. No flint was recovered and no features deemed to be of archaeological significance were revealed. The desk-based assessment did provide an indication of there being archaeological potential in the area. However, given the low importance of the archaeological resource identified in the evaluation, it is considered that there is no archaeological constraint against this phase of expansion to Peel Place Quarry.
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A Lupton
H Marriott
Eric Mercer
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Oxford Archaeology (North)
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2003
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Site: Peel Place Quarry Phase 4, Holmrook
Parish: GOSFORTH
District: COPELAND
County: CUMBRIA
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Peel Place Quarry
Location - Auto Detected: Peel Place Holmrook Cumbria
Grid Reference: 306700, 501200 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
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Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: Nineteenth Century
20th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: Prehistoric
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OASIS Id: oxfordar2-104811
OBIB: 2003-2004/144
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28 Nov 2016
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