Adams, M. C., Ahmad, C., Jones, H. A., Pevely, S. E., Philpott, R. A. and Speakman, J., (2008). An Archaeological Watching Brief on the Site of the Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island Liverpool, Merseyside. Site Code 97.. Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool.

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An Archaeological Watching Brief on the Site of the Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island Liverpool, Merseyside. Site Code 97.
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Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool unpublished report series
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liverpoo1-233757_1.pdf (13 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1036278
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A large scale archaeological watching brief was carried out on the site of the new Museum of Liverpool at Mann Island, Liverpool. The project was conducted in three phases during the first half of 2007. The site had formed part of the tidal estuary of the Mersey until the late 18th century when the process of land reclamation on the waterfront at Liverpool encroached on this area with the extension westwards of the man-made Mann Island. Documentary and map evidence shows that the area contained part of Manchester Dock, including part of the entrance lock, and the southern wall of the Chester Basin. Manchester Dock was constructed as a tidal basin in 1785 with the entrance lock added in the early 1800s. Chester Basin was constructed in 1795 but remained a tidal basin and was never converted to an enclosed dock. In addition to these structures, the documentary study and subsequent trial trenching had found extensive evidence for remains relating to the dock infrastructure.The brick foundations of 19th-century warehouse structures were also uncovered, along with cobbled surfaces and roadways. Two subterranean chambers to the northwest of the lock were probably part of the hydraulic system used to power cranes and other plant situated within the dock. The well preserved remains of an engine house were situated on the south-east quayside of the Manchester Dock and various sheds and a possible former dwelling house were exposed across the site.
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M C Adams
C Ahmad
H A Jones
S E Pevely
Robert A Philpott
J Speakman
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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: Site of the Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island
County: MERSEYSIDE
District: LIVERPOOL
Parish: LIVERPOOL
Country: England
Grid Reference: 333940, 390040 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: GLASS Post Medieval
Find: INDUSTRIAL WASTE Post Medieval
Find: IRON LADDER Post Medieval
Find: LOCK GATE Post Medieval
Find: METALWORK Post Medieval
Find: ORGANICS Uncertain
Find: POTTERY Post Medieval
Find: SANDSTONE BLOCK Post Medieval
Find: SLUICE GATE Post Medieval
Find: TIIDAL GAUGE Post Medieval
Find: TOBACCO PIPE Post Medieval
Monus: COBBLED SURFACE Post Medieval
Monus: DOCK INFRASTRUCTURE Post Medieval
Monus: DOCK WALL Post Medieval
Monus: ENGINE HOUSE Post Medieval
Monus: WAREHOUSE Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: liverpoo1-233757
OBIB: Interim Assessment Report
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01 Feb 2018
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