Ahmad, C. and Adams, M. C., (2011). An Archaeological Watching Brief at Castle Street, Liverpool, Merseyside. Site Code 130.. Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool.

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An Archaeological Watching Brief at Castle Street, Liverpool, Merseyside. Site Code 130.
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Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool unpublished report series
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liverpoo1-204882_1.pdf (23 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1038639
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The report describes the results of an archaeological watching brief conducted during road improvement works at Castle Street, Liverpool, Merseyside. The site lies within the Liverpool World Heritage Site and forms part of the historic core of the city, being one of the original streets laid out within the medieval borough when it was established in 1207 AD. The principal focus of this project was 'The Sanctuary Stone', a crudely carved boulder set within the road surface. Its precise origins and history are unclear, though traditionally it is believed to have been one of the markers for the boundary of Liverpool's fair which was held twice yearly in the area to the north. The precise date at which the fairs ceased to be held is unclear, though they had lapsed by the early 19th century. The Sanctuary Stone was accidentally disturbed whilst road works were in progress and at the time of the site visit was loose within its setting. The stone was lifted and the setting partly excavated revealing two pennies of 1937 and 1947 beneath the stone, thus showing that it was probably placed in its current setting, which is cast in concrete, sometime after 1947. Monitoring continued around the immediate area surrounding the Sanctuary Stone's setting as tarmac and a lower layer of setts were removed. No significant archaeological deposits were observed and it was concluded that the present location of the stone was last set during the removal of tramways post-1957.
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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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2011
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Site: Castle Street
County: MERSEYSIDE
District: LIVERPOOL
Parish: LIVERPOOL
Country: England
Grid Reference: 334220, 390400 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: COIN Modern
Monus: BOUNDARY STONE Medieval
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OASIS Id: liverpoo1-204882
OBIB: Final report
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01 Feb 2018
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