Elsworth, D. W., (2003). 3-5 Damside Street, Lancaster. Lancaster: Oxford Archaeology (North).

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3-5 Damside Street, Lancaster
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Oxford Archaeology North unpublished report series
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27
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oxfordar2-36187_1.pdf (12 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1000751
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An archaeological building investigation of numbers 3-5 Damside Street, Lancaster (SD 4778 6181), was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) in response to a request by Lancashire County Council Archaeology Sevice. This was due to a proposal to redevelop the building for residential use by Cable Street Developments. A Level II-type survey was carried out, which consisted of a physical inspection of the fabric combined with written and photographic records, as well as the production of plans of the principal floors and a cross section. The site is situated on the edge of the medieval city of Lancaster, in an area that saw rapid and large-scale expansion during the mid-eighteenth century at which time Lancaster became one of the wealthiest sea-ports in England. It is not known when the site was first occupied but a building is shown in approximately the position of 3-5 Damside Street as early as 1610. This is unlikely to be the present structure however, as in 1778 there is nothing shown in this position at all. The investigation of the structure revealed three main phases of development. The building is an interesting property in the context of the development of this part of Lancaster being, as it is on the edge between the old town to the west and south and the new town of the eighteenth century to the north. It seems likely that it dates to the end of the eighteenth century or beginning of the nineteenth century, although this is not certain and some aspects of its appearance seem earlier. Certainly there is evidence for early activity in this area, and a collection of artefacts found on site uncovered by recent excavation range in date from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries. It is recommended that a watching brief or evaluation should be undertaken in advance of redevelopment, depending on the extent of future ground work, but that there is no need for further examination of the building itself.
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Daniel W 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: 3-5 Damside Street
County: LANCASHIRE
District: LANCASTER
Parish: LANCASTER
Country: England
Grid Reference: 347780, 461810 (Easting, Northing)
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OASIS Id: oxfordar2-36187
OBIB: 2003-2004/164
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A4 Document Note from AIP record: Date Of Issue From: 2003 Date Of Coverage From: 01 Date Of Coverage To: 01 Editorial Expansion: Site name: 3-5 DAMSIDE STREET, LANCASTER
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Investigation type: Building Recording
District: Lancaster
Monument: BUILDING. Post-medieval (1540-1901)
Ngr: SD47786181
Parish: Lancaster
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18 Aug 2017
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