Ahmad, C. and Adams, M. C., (2008). An Archaeological Watching Brief at Speke Hall, Speke, Merseyside. NGR SJ 4187 8256. (Site Code 112). Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool.

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An Archaeological Watching Brief at Speke Hall, Speke, Merseyside. NGR SJ 4187 8256. (Site Code 112)
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Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool unpublished report series
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liverpoo1-205603_1.pdf (42 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1041375
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The report describes the results of an archaeological watching brief at Speke Hall, Speke, Merseyside. The objective of the watching brief was, where possible, to identify and record the presence/absence, nature, extent, and date of any archaeological deposits or features which were disturbed or revealed during the excavation of cable trenches and camera tower bases for a new CCTV security system being installed in the grounds of the Hall. The only significant features identified were two groups of foundations. The first consisted of a single north-west aligned foundation situated just north-west of the moat and constructed in squared red sandstone blocks. Although the associated finds suggested a date in the 19th century, the wall is not depicted on the available contemporary mapping and its function remains uncertain. The other foundations were situated within the picnic area adjacent to the south-east corner of Home Farm and relate to sheds or similar structures shown on mapping from the late-19th century. The watching brief found little other evidence for archaeological deposits in the areas monitored. In most areas the deposits consisted of a thin layer of topsoil over geological deposits of sand and clay. Only four fragments of pottery were found at various locations around the hall. The earliest of these dated to the 17th/18th century but was recovered from the spoil heap in an unstratified context. The remaining sherds dated between the 18th- 20th centuries and were found along the western and northern side of the moat surrounding the Hall.
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C Ahmad
M C Adams
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Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Speke Hall
County: MERSEYSIDE
District: LIVERPOOL
Parish: LIVERPOOL
Country: England
Grid Reference: 341870, 382560 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: POTTERY Post Medieval
Monus: HALL Medieval
Monus: OUTBUILDING Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: liverpoo1-205603
OBIB: Final report
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18 Aug 2017
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