Construction work on a new housing development in Runcorn, Cheshire, has unearthed what are thought to be the final remains of the medieval village of Norton. Around 80 archaeological features have been found at the site near Lodge Farm, off Highgate Close, Norton village, since excavation began at the end of April.
Archaeologists have unearthed shards of pottery they believe date from the 13th and 14th centuries, as well as the footings and post holes of former timber-framed houses close to site of the old village road. The site, which is around 700 square metres, was required to be excavated because it is in a location of archaeological interest and remains of medieval buildings, as well as pits containing prehistoric pottery, were found when the adjacent lot was excavated in the 1970s.
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