Temple Cottage, Over Burrow

Land Adjacent to Temple Cottage, Over Burrow, Lancashire: Archaeological Watching Brief

Following the submission of a planning application for the addition of an extension to Temple Cottage at Over Burrow, Lancashire, a programme of archaeological investigation was requested by English Heritage, initially comprising a desk-based assessment, which was undertaken by Greenlane Archaeology in 2009. The watching brief revealed a layer of topsoil and subsoil above the underlying geological deposits. The topsoil contained post-medieval finds as well as a residual fragment of samian ware whereas the underlying subsoil contained several fragments of Roman pottery, including mortarium and samian ware indicative of Roman activity in the area possibly dating from the 1st to 4th century AD. Unfortunately, the area had been disturbed by various drainage pipes and water services associated with the cottage, which may account for the absence of significant archaeological features within the area.

The full report is available on the Archaeology Data Service website: https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-700-1/dissemination/pdf/greenlan1-133031_1.pdf