Lower Lugg Valley, Herefordshire

Herefordshire Archaeology, 2007 (updated 2009)

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Herefordshire Archaeology (2009) Lower Lugg Valley, Herefordshire [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000326

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The Lower Lugg Archaeology and Aggregates Project aimed to address the protection, management and investigation of archaeological remains in the Lower Lugg Valley, Herefordshire. The valley, with its broad river flood plain, gently undulating surrounding landscape, and good agricultural land, has long been a focus of human settlement. In addition, the Lower Lugg corridor has an established strategic importance as part of the main north/south transport corridor through the Marches geographical zone. The area is also underlain by extensive reserves of sand and gravel which are of local and regional economic significance.

The project was managed and executed for English Heritage by Herefordshire Archaeology (the archaeology service of Herefordshire Council) with funding from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as administered by English Heritage. The project comprised a Resource Assessment of the archaeological resource of the area (Stage 1), followed by specialist research addressing key identified fieldwork/management problems associated with the deep burial of archaeological deposits within the Lower Lugg floodplain (Stage 2).

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