Neil, N. R J., (2001). Former Livestock Haulage Garage adjacent to 8A Greenside, Ribchester, Ribble Valley Borough, Lancashire. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation. Nigel R.J. Neil Archaeological Services.

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Former Livestock Haulage Garage adjacent to 8A Greenside, Ribchester, Ribble Valley Borough, Lancashire. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation
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Nigel R J Neil Archaeological services unpublished report series
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63
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1030372
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Report (in Series)
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An archaeological evaluation, comprising desk-based assessment and the excavation of a single trial trench, was undertaken in advance of the proposed erection of a new two-storey dwelling. The site lay within the vicus or extra-mural settlement adjacent to the Roman fort of Bremetanacum, and the undeveloped land lying between the rears of Greenside, Water Street, and Blackburn Road properties was one of five areas of the fort and vicus Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. The trial trench revealed no more than 20mm of truncated ploughsoil, overlying subsoil clay, which was cut by two groups of archaeological features. Parallel to the western 2.0m of the north baulk, extending below that baulk, and turning to form an L-shape also parallel to the northern c.1.2m of the west baulk, was a c.0.55m wide probable post-trench, filled by clay loam and a number of carbon deposits and burnt clay deposits. The eastern terminal of this feature was investigated, and found to represent more than one phase of use. A cut c.340m deep, with a fill including baud fragments, was cut by a later feature c.270mm deep, filled by clay-loam containing carbon flecks. This L-shaped cut feature was probably the construction trench for a timber building, which would probably have contained substantial wall posts with wattle and daub infill. It was not known where the inside and outside of the building were, nor whether the area east of the trench terminal was part of a structural gap (e.g. an entrance). The southern half of the trench revealed a linear feature filled by clay-loam that was indistinguishable from the ploughsoil, and into which the L-shaped linear feature in the north-west corner ran and merged. In the south-east corner of the trench was an area of cobbles, containing a large fragment of Roman alter. It was very likely that the feature in which the alter was found was a pit, cut into the subsoil clay. It was not known whether the pit containing the alter lay inside or outside of the structure represented by the post trench. The lack of dating evidence, indeed of any artefacts or ecofacts, in the pit fill - apart from the alter itself which may have been of late-second or early-third century date - left open to debate the date when the alter was buried. It was not known whether the pit was dug for the specific purpose of burying the alter or for another purpose altogether, nor how long an interval elapsed between its excavation and filling. [Au(adp)]
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Nigel R J Neil
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Nigel R.J. Neil Archaeological Services
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2001
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Site: 8A Greenside
County: Lancashire
District: Ribble Valley
Parish: Ribchester
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Blackburn Road
Location - Auto Detected: Greenside Water Street
Grid Reference: 365155, 435315 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: SHERD ROMAN
Monus: ALTAR ROMAN
Monus: FEATURE ROMAN
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Date Of Issue From: 2001 Date Of Coverage From: 01 Date Of Coverage To: 01 Editorial Expansion: Site name: LAND ADJACENT TO 8A GREENSIDE, RIBCHESTER
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Investigation type: Evaluation
District: Ribble Valley
Monument: [finds]. Post-medieval (1540-1901), [finds]. Roman (AD43-410), [finds]. Medieval (1066-1540), FILL IN FROM BELOW. UNDATED
Ngr: SD65163532
Parish: Ribchester
Postcode: PR3 3ZJ
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The rural settlement of Roman Britain project
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30 Aug 2017
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