REC Carries Out Detailed Archaeological Survey


As part of a multi-disciplinary approach combining acoustic assessments, dispersion modelling and ecological services, REC has recently completed works on a detailed archaeological survey at the former New Mill (now Carrington Centre) in Eccleston. This involved painstaking searches of the local authority planning records offices, Lancashire records office as well as historical trade directories such as Kelly’s Directory.

REC identified that the site and its sister mill (Grove Mill) had a colourful history of fires and bankruptcies before emerging to become the largest rayon weaving mill in the world. Through the use of a detailed desk-based report, REC was able to develop a pragmatic cost effective solution which helped to secure the discharge of outstanding archaeological planning conditions without the need for costly onsite intrusive archaeological investigations.

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