Adams, M. C., (2010). A Desk-Based Assessment and Archaeological Evaluation of the Kitchen Garden, Speke Hall, The Walk, Speke, Merseyside. . Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool.

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A Desk-Based Assessment and Archaeological Evaluation of the Kitchen Garden, Speke Hall, The Walk, Speke, Merseyside.
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Archaeological Services National Museums Liverpool unpublished report series
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liverpoo1-205159_1.pdf (45 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1038650
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The report describes the results of an archaeological desk-based assessment and evaluation of the kitchen garden, Speke Hall, Speke, Merseyside. The project was conducted in advance of the planning to restore the traditional site of the kitchen garden to its former use. Kitchen gardens were a common feature of many households from the medieval period into the early 20th century and supplied produce such as fruit, vegetables and herbs for consumption by the family or estate. The desk-study found some evidence for gardening in the Speke Hall archives, though this was largely confined to inventories of tools or plants and there is very little direct evidence for where the kitchen garden until the early 19th century. The present site is first referred to as a garden on a map of 1825 and later mapping allows some elements of the garden's layout, including the location of greenhouses, to be established. Five trenches were excavated by hand in the garden. These found very little direct evidence for the garden, apart from a short section of brick edged gravel path. In some areas top soil was very deep at over 1m and this was probably due to the application of compost and manure over a period of over 100 years. The trenches also found evidence of shallow ditches which may have been used to mark the plot boundaries when it was first established.
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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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2010
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Site: Speke Hall Kitchen Garden
County: MERSEYSIDE
District: LIVERPOOL
Parish: LIVERPOOL
Country: England
Grid Reference: 341870, 382570 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: POTTERY Post Medieval
Monus: DITCH Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: liverpoo1-205159
OBIB: Final report
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01 Feb 2018
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