New project for town's
(Contact details updated)
IN the Spring 2008 edition of Cheshire
Archaeology News (then a Cheshire County Council publication), Mark Leah,
now Development Control Archaeologist for Cheshire East Council, referred to the finding of the
He wrote: "A common feature underlying much of the
historic town (of Nantwich) is a deep, waterlogged, organic deposit. It
is now clear that this material is the result of human activity and it
appears to be a wholly post-Roman phenomenon.
"In an attempt to understand
more about these waterlogged deposits, Cheshire County Council and
English Heritage have set up the Nantwich Waterlogged Deposits
Project, with work being carried out by SLR Consulting Ltd.
Cores have been taken across the town to establish the precise extent
and depths of the deposits at different locations.
"(The project) will produce a
strategy to provide archaeologists, planners and developers with
information on the archaeological implications of future developments in
Nantwich in order to ensure the survival of the town's archaeology
through sympathetic construction methods."
Mark Leah can be contacted on
01244 973289 or by e-mail on
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