Archaeological Interest

Assets of archaeological interest tell us through direct investigation something that we would not be able to find out through other means.

To consider when you are  proposing an asset for its ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST

  • What evidence is there for the site - Are there standing remains, earthworks or cropmarks?
  • What sources of information do you have for site - include published references if you have them
  • Include the HER number for the site if there is one. You can consult the Cheshire HER here Consulting the HER

The local asset may provide evidence about past human activity in the locality, which may be in the form of buried remains, but may also be revealed in the structure of buildings or in a designed landscape, for instance. Heritage assets with archaeological interest are primary sources of evidence about the substance and evolution of structures and places, and of the people and cultures that made them.