Stastney, P., (2014). FORMER MAGISTRATES' COURT, NELSON STREET, BRISTOL: GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION. ARCA.

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FORMER MAGISTRATES' COURT, NELSON STREET, BRISTOL: GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION
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ARCA unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1031390
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In November 2013 and January 2014, four geoarchaeological boreholes were drilled by Geotechnical Engineering Ltd on the site of the former Magistrates' Court, Nelson Street, Bristol, in order to establish the nature of the Holocene stratigraphy at the site. Strata in the borehole cores were described by ARCA geoarchaeologists and the resultant data incorporated within a lithological/stratigraphical database held by that organisation for the central Bristol area. This document reports on the stratigraphy of the boreholes and assesses the archaeological and palaeoenvironmental potential of the sediments encountered. Bedrock of the Quartzitic Sandstone Formation (QSF) was encountered at the base of the Quaternary sedimentary sequence in BH1, BH2 and BH3 outcropping at between -0.59m and +0.83m OD. In BH4 and BH4A bedrock of the Mercia Mudstone Group was encountered at the base of the sequence, outcropping at +6.99m OD and +6.84m OD, respectively. The bedrock was unconformably overlain by up to c.5m of Holocene silt/clay strata of the Wentlooge Formation in BH1, BH2 and BH3. Made Ground deposits of up to 3.80m capped the alluvial/intertidal sedimentary sequence in all boreholes, unconformably overlying Wentlooge Formation strata in BH1, BH2 and BH3, and unconformably overlying MMG bedrock in BH4 and BH4A.
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P Stastney
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ARCA
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Bristol City Council (OASIS Reviewer)
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2014
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Site: Former Magistrates Court, Nelson Street
County: CITY OF BRISTOL
District: CITY OF BRISTOL
Parish: BRISTOL
Country: England
Grid Reference: 358734, 173207 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: ALLUVIUM Uncertain
Monus: LAYER Uncertain
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OASIS Id: arca1-210952
OBIB: Report Number 1314-08
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01 Feb 2018
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