Aggregates Extraction and Archaeology Backlogs: North-West Region

ArcHeritage, 2011

Data copyright © ArcHeritage unless otherwise stated

This work is licensed under the ADS Terms of Use and Access.
Creative Commons License

Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund logo
English Heritage logo

Primary contact

Dr Glyn Davies
Project Manager
54 Campo Lane
South Yorkshire
S1 2EG
United Kingdom

Send e-mail enquiry

Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

The updated Crossref DOI Display guidelines recommend that DOIs should be displayed in the following format:
Sample Citation for this DOI

ArcHeritage (2011) Aggregates Extraction and Archaeology Backlogs: North-West Region [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor]

ArcHeritage logo


Photograph of aggregates excavation

This project comprised a desk-based study of aggregate sites the in north-west of England. The study covered the counties of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. The study was undertaken to identify and quantify archaeological projects arising from aggregates extraction which currently have incomplete or inappropriately low levels of dissemination. The study was concerned with the extraction of aggregates from both hard rock (crushed rock) and soft rocks (sand and gravel). The project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) administered by English Heritage.

The study covers the north-west region of England, comprising the counties or metropolitan boroughs of Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Cumbria is not covered by this study. The region is geologically diverse, and aggregate deposits are also varied, coming from hard rock and soft rock sources.

ADS logo
Data Org logo
University of York logo