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St Julian's Friars Shrewsbury

On behalf of Fletcher Homes we undertook  a Watching Brief (Archaeological Observation) of groundworks and Structural Recording relating to a new road, 53 flats, 39 residential units and 2 retail units.

Excavation and piling operations were carried out under Archaeological Observation either side of a surviving section of the 13th century town wall. A bridge was proposed to mitigate any impact of the new road on the medieval remains.

Results

Detailed drawn and photographic recording of the wall revealed considerable post-medieval repairs and underpinning.

The masonry also showed evidence of earlier impact with much of its upper section damaged or missing.

19th century cellarage and 19th/20th century demolition rubble had clearly impacted heavily upon any earlier below ground deposits.

Archaeological Planning Conditions discharged.

Project Details

Client

Fletcher Homes

Sector

Housing & Commercial Development (Residential)

Services

Watching Brief (Archaeological Observation); Structural Recording; Post-Excavation Assessment

Key Points

  • Housing Development
  • 53 flats, 39 residential units, 2 retail units and a new road
  • Structural recording of the 13th century town wall revealed considerable post-medieval repair
  • Beyond the wall, no pre-19th century deposits were encountered
  • Archaeological Planning Conditions Discharged

Project Leader

George Children MA MCIfA
Director: Quality & Compliance