Information and maps showing the main archaeological areas in North East Lincolnshire
Most of the towns and villages in North East Lincolnshire contain archaeology which is important to the understanding of the growth and development of the settlement. These deposits as they are called may be disturbed or even destroyed by construction works and the information from them is lost forever. Successive governments have decided that developers must make a basic record of these deposits when they are effected by construction works.
Most archaeological deposits of interest lie within the centre of the village or town, an area known as the historic settlement core. These areas are possible to define and map, although some areas are harder than others, and the archaeological officer will examine most planning applications within these areas to see if recording work needs to be carried out. All major applications are also examined to see if they are likely to effect either the historic settlement cores or isolated archaeological sites.
The following maps show the areas where developments and construction work are most likely to effect archaeological deposits, giving a brief description of what types of deposits are most likely to be found and what scale of recording will be required.