Monument record MDR11308 - Anglo-Saxon and later settlement, 27-28 Queen Street, Derby
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(Saxon to Elizabethan - 800 AD? to 1600 AD?)
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An archaeological desk-based assessment, evaluation and full excavation were carried out between August 2003 and November 2004 on behalf of Wilfred Young Homes Ltd. In connection with the redevelopment of a site at 27-28 Queen Street, Derby. The site lies on the west side of Queen Street, which forms part of the north-south central road in the historic core of the town, and for which a late Saxon origin is suspected. Structural remains were found, but most of the features excavated were pits and ditches, indicating extensive, but not intensive occupation. A period of cultivation followed, after which substantial dumping of deposits and construction of some outbuildings in the post-medieval period brought the site to its pre-development form. Pottery from features dates chiefly from the late-Anglo-Saxon period to the 16th century, although a small quantity of sherds point to Roman activity in the vicinity. (1, 2)
Full excavation was carried out on the site at a later date. However, following bankruptcy on the part of the developer, no funding was available to write up the excavation report. The site currently (January 2011) remains undeveloped. (3)
Unpublished document: Baker, S (TPAU). 2004. Archaeological Field Evaluation of a Proposed Development at 27-28 Queen Street, Derby: Summary Report.
Article in serial: Kinsley, G (TPAU). 2007. 'Derby, 27-28 Queen Street', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 127, p 130.
Personal Observation: Baker, S (Derbyshire County Council). Observation based on a site visit, map evidence etc..
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Centred SK 35104 36626 (73m by 30m)
DERBY, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE
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Mar 15 2020 10:24AM
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