Land off Allithwaite Road, Grange-over-Sands

Land off Allithwaite Road, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment

Prior to the submission of a planning application for a proposed residential development on land off Allithwaite Road, Grange-over-Sands, Greenlane Archaeology was commissioned to carry out an archaeological desk-based assessment. A site visit was also carried out in order to make a brief assessment of the site. The site comprises part of a much larger area of improved pasture and maps show that it has been open fields since at least the early 19th century.

The site lies 80m to the south-east of a Bronze Age cremation cemetery which was excavated at Church Road in 2001 and less than 50m to the east of a probable Bronze Age cremation cemetery which was excavated in 2015. A single Bronze Age cremation was also found in Yew Tree Field, 50m to the west of the site, in 1834, which further demonstrates the prehistoric presence in the vicinity. Prehistoric finds from the area include lithic finds from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods.

The full report will be made available on the Archaeology Data Service website.