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Archaeology and Development in practice: A Case Study

Hussey Tower

Skirbeck Road, Boston: This site lies adjacent to the 15th century Hussey Tower and in an area of high archaeological potential. Trial trenching was undertaken on the site to establish the date, depth, extent and preservation of archaeological remains. Archaeological deposits were found to be extremely well preserved and waterlogged.

Working together with civil engineers and the developer, a strategy was devised which enabled the remains to be preserved in-situ by using a sensitive foundation design. In addition, the developer enabled on site research into the effects of using different types of piling on buried archaeological remains and monitoring vibration effects on the Grade II* Hussey Tower.

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