Adams, M. C., (2011). An Archaeological Strip and Record at 9 School Lane, Bidston, Wirral. Site Code 133. Final Report. NGR SJ 283 902. Accession No. MLL.2011.51.. Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool.

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An Archaeological Strip and Record at 9 School Lane, Bidston, Wirral. Site Code 133. Final Report. NGR SJ 283 902. Accession No. MLL.2011.51.
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Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool unpublished report series
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liverpoo1-204826_1.pdf (7 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1037991
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The report describes the results of an archaeological strip and record at 9 School Lane, Bidston, Wirral. The project took place in advance of the construction of two semi-detached houses. The only significant archaeological features found were a gully c. 4.4 m long and three post-holes. The gully contained three fragments of medieval pottery dated to the 13th to 14th centuries AD and was probably part of the foundations to a 'bow-sided' building, a form commonly associated with Norse long-houses of the 9th to 11th century AD, though the evidence form School Lane suggests that this building tradition may have persisted for longer on the Wirral. The post-holes contained no dateable material and it is not clear whether they were related to the building or not. Finds of debris from iron smithing, a possible quernstone (portable millstone) and a fire-cracked stone may suggest that there was Prehistoric and/or Roman activity in the area and add to a broader picture of early medieval settlement in Wirral, Cheshire and South Lancashire being focused around earlier sites. Despite the limited extent of the archaeological features they represent significant new evidence for early settlement on the Wirral. The nature of the evidence found has implications for approaches to the assessment of similar sites in the area.
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M C Adams
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Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2011
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Site: 9 School Lane, Bidston
County: MERSEYSIDE
District: WIRRAL
Parish: BIRKENHEAD
Country: England
Grid Reference: 328300, 390300 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: CERAMIC SHERD Medieval
Find: IRON SMITHING DEBRIS Roman
Find: QUERN Roman
Monus: GULLY, BOW-SIDED BUILDING Medieval
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OASIS Id: liverpoo1-204826
OBIB: Final report
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01 Feb 2018
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