Archaeology

Archaeological excavation at Worsley New Hall 2012

Archaeology is the study and recording of human history and prehistory through the recovery and analysis of artefacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes.

There is a wide range of archaeology both above and below ground in Salford, not all of which has been identified, for example with some being unearthed recently at Greengate, Salford Central and Worsley New Hall.

If there is a belief that investigating a heritage asset further might reveal more about our past, it is said to have an archaeological interest. Many heritage assets have a significance that is a combination of architectural, historic, artistic and archaeological interest, however some assets will only be of archaeological interest, in that nothing substantial may be known about the site but there is an expectation that investigation may yield something of strong enough interest to justify some level of protection.

Heritage assets of national archaeological significance are designated as scheduled ancient monuments.

Assessing the potential for archaeological significance

Paragraph 128 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires applicants to describe the significance of any heritage assets affected by proposed works.

Development sites that include or have the potential to include heritage assets with archaeological interest are required to submit an appropriate desk-based assessment and, where necessary, a field evaluation.

To find out if there are any heritage assets with archaeological significance in your proposal area, you will need to email gmaas@salford.ac.uk the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service (GMAAS).

GMASS provide archaeology and planning advice for the ten Greater Manchester authorities and hold and maintain Salford's historic environment record (an archive of sites of potential archaeological significance).

Salford's historic landscape characterisation study should also be utilised as this can help to provide an indication of whether there is likely to be anything of archaeological significance on or near a site.

Who to contact

Name
Spatial Planning
Address
Salford City Council
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5BY
Map to this location
Telephone
0161 793 3782
Email
plans.consultation@salford.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 9 October 2014

Rate and comment on this page

How do you rate the quality of this page?

This form allows you to give us your opinion on the quality of the content on this page. If you’d like to comment or complain about a council service, please use our complaints, comments and compliments form.



Your comments or email address will not be published on this website and are subject to our privacy statement.

Copyright Salford City Council
Salford City Council, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5AW   Telephone 0161 794 4711
GOV.UK - the place to find government services and information

http://www.salford.gov.uk/archaeology.htm
© Copyright Salford City Council 2014.