143 Salthouse Road, Barrow-in-Furness

143 Salthouse Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria: Archaeological Watching Brief

Following a planning application for the development of land at 143 Salthouse Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, an archaeological watching brief was requested by Barrow Borough Council. Fairly uniform layers of topsoil and subsoil were encountered above the underlying clay natural, with only slight variation across the area. It is evident from the earliest detailed maps of the hamlet of Salthouse that the proposed development area had been used for gardens associated with the nearby house since at least the 18th century. Finds from the site ranged in date from possibly as early as the late 16th century onwards, but the lack of any earlier finds is perhaps surprising given that Salthouse is a medieval settlement. The end of a relict wall was encountered towards the east side of the area but no significant archaeological features were observed.

The full report is available on the Archaeology Data Service website: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-700-1/dissemination/pdf/greenlan1-102406_1.pdf