Berwick-upon-Tweed: Distribution and Significance of Urban Waterlogged Deposits
Report for English Heritage Project No. 6509
By Karen Derham
Existing information from geotechnical and archaeological investigations has been gathered into a database in order to produce a GIS-based 3D deposit model of the below ground deposits in the town. This information has been used to identify the presence, nature and survival of waterlogged layers and organic remains in relation to medieval and post-medieval layers, underlying natural deposits and later development and disturbance. The results demonstrate that waterlogged deposits are largely confined to medieval rubbish pits cut into the underlying natural clay and to areas of lower ground next to the Tweed estuary.
The results of the project have provided a more detailed understanding of the development of the urban structure of Berwick and the factors that influence the waterlogging of deposits within the town. The deposit model will continue to develop as the results of future archaeological investigations are fed into the existing data.
2 Research Aims and Objectives
4 Quantification of the Results
9 Gazetteer of investigations used in the project
Figures 2 to 15
Appendix 1: Planning Guidance Note
Appendix 2: Amendments to Development Management briefs for archaeological work in Berwick
Appendix 3: Berwick Building Study Group Cellar Survey
Appendix 4: Category Names
- Publication Status: Completed
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