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Cheshire NMP and Lidar Project: Sampling the Peak Fringe, Cheshire Plain and Mersey Valley

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A National Mapping Programme Project Report: Historic England Project Number 6923

By Ian Hardwick

This illustrated report describes the results and methods of air photo and lidar assessment and mapping for four blocks of landscape in Cheshire as part of the Cheshire NMP project.

The project was funded by Historic England Heritage Protection Commissions and carried out by Archaeological Research Services Ltd between July 2015 - December 2016. The project used Historic England National Mapping Programme methods and standards.

The report includes a review of the sources used and how these and other factors influenced the results. An overview of archaeological results describes the extent, distribution, type and survival of remains. More detailed descriptions of the nature of the archaeological remains are covered in thematic sections. This report concludes with a summary of the role of the data in strategic planning and recommendations for further work.


  • Summary
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Project management
  • Scope of the survey
  • Methodology and recording
  • Summary of project results
  • Outcomes and discussion
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix 1 1:10,000 map sheets
  • Appendix 2 Autodesk map layers and drawing conventions
  • Appendix 3 Autodesk map data tables
  • Appendix 4 Project scope
  • Appendix 5 Monument types used in the project

Additional Information

  • Series: Research Reports
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 66


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