Discovery of items from the 14th century prompts further archaeological work

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Discovery of items from the 14th century prompts further archaeological work on the Donut



It'll all be happening for at least the next month.

Archaeological works will re-commence today on part of Holywell Cross (Donut) car park in Chesterfield following finds made earlier in the year.

The works will take place for at least four weeks.

In recent excavations at the car park, which is owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, archaeologists from ArcHeritage, dug four trial trenches.

In these trenches, they uncovered well preserved archaeological remains of the buildings which occupied the site from the late 18th century onwards.

Earlier deposits were also found in three of the four trenches with pottery dating from as early as the 14th century recovered.

There is potential of a deeper layer of remains being present that could represent even earlier occupation and activity on the site. 

The limited size of the trial trenches prevented a more detailed investigation taking place at the time.

The new dig will help to characterise these earlier deposits and ensure the site is fully assessed and documented before work begins on the construction of Chesterfield Borough Council's new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre. 

Full story :  https://www.peakfm.co.uk/news/local/discovery-of-items-from-the-14th-century-prompts-further-archaeological-work-on-the-donut/?fbclid=IwAR29XUBzquQVxvdBj5fIGIWFdpdPlbz5-_51F5LDBuH4M9lNQUp6cOeaWZY
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