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Thought I'd better start a new topic as I couldn't reall put these photo's under the '100 years ago today 2 May 1910' topic as obviously the things are a lot older than that :lol:

 

Anyway a small selection of photos from the Stockotn Heath Primary School Archaeological Dig carried out in Summer 2007.

The dig was confined to the footprint of the new school building.

 

Sadly though other than the Cremation Urns. the wonderful Roman Well and other removable artifacts (of which a few are on show in Warrington Museum and some in storage) the rest of the finds including the ovens,/kilns, Roman Road (and probably a lot more undiscovered things) were all destroyed once work on the new building started.

 

Anyway not to worry eh :cry::cry: Minerva will be cross though :evil:

 

1 Roman Well... preserved and is under the floor in the new school's hall

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2 Metal detectorist 'Colin'..

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4 Protective sheet covering one of the kilns/ovens

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11 Cremation Urn - wrapped in protective covering to stop it breaking when removed

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20 Tractor is actually sat ontop of the Roman Road which is (or should I say was) just under the surface.

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30 Waste Pit

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31 Air Raid Shelter number 2

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32 Outline and remains of building and post holes

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35 Oven/Kiln ?? and outline of building

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37 Stone edging of the Roman Raod (now gone)

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41 Edges of air raid shelter showing different levels of soil sand etc

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43 Pits etc (the brick wall is the original boundary school wall prior to the allotment land being acquired for what was eventually the all wather pitch.2007_0623SchoolOpenDay0124.jpg

 

45 Cremation Urn

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46 Group of discovered Cremation Urns (containing young children)

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56 Cross section of the Roman Road

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60 Anothe cross section of the Roman Road - Large stones to one side and if you look carefully you can see the layers of cobbles

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You seem to be stuck like a record Peter... repeating yourself :lol:

 

The Earthworks Archeologist will have their records but members of the public cant see those... they then produced a report that then went to th Council/Cheshire Archaeology who then edited it... and sent it off to be included in the Journal of the Chester Archaeological 'something or other'... where once accepted it will be published in their Journal in a few years time :?

 

There were also 4 really good briefing reports done at the time by the archaeologists with detailed descriptions and photos of what they were finding. They were accessible via the primary schools own council run website at the time but were then removed :roll: and the council then closed the schools web site too... odd :?

 

Anyway I've got electronic copies of them though :D if you want me to email them you them as they are really good :wink:

 

And not forgetting of course the Warrington Worldwide TV Reports that James B did :D

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