Abbey House Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness

Abbey House Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria: Archaeological Watching Brief

Abbey House Hotel lies within the precinct of Furness Abbey, which is a Scheduled Monument. Three signs within the grounds of the Hotel were modified, two of which were within the Scheduled Monument area, for which Scheduled Monument consent was obtained, although these did not involve any below-ground excavation. With agreement from the client, excavation by hand of a pair of new postholes for third sign, which is outside the Scheduled area, was monitored despite not being a requirement of the planning condition or consent. The area had been disturbed by tree roots and pre-existing signage and no archaeological finds or 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/greenlan1-183770_1.pdf