Archaeological Report on the Walsall Town Wharf
- Ref No: 1403
- Repository: Walsall Local History Centre
- Date: 1998-2000
- Creator: Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit
- Description: This collection has been arranged into three series; the reports and other documentation, the photographic material and on-site produced plans and recording. Items carry a WTW number, which is the reference given to them by BFAU.
- Admin History: Between Nov 1994 and Apr 1995, the Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit carried out a desk-based assessment, building recording, trial trenching and a watching brief on behalf of Chartwell Land Development Ltd in advance of redevelopment at the Walsall Town Wharf. That was in preparation to Phase I of the Town Wharf Project
The Wharf area covers; Park St, Marsh St, Wisemore, Wolverhampton St, Townend St and Marsh Lane. The purpose was to show the significance and survival of the below-ground archaeology and to provide a full record of the standing buildings due for demolition.
Phase II took place in 1999 and was also a desk-based assessment, building recording, trial trenching and a watching brief on behalf of Chartwell Land Development Ltd. 13 trenches were dug to evaluate the below-ground archaeology and again proved there was extensive disturbance to the archaeological deposits, though some late Victorian activity was discernable.
The building survey covered the site of the wharf on the north bank of the Walsall Canal, from the town centre to Blue Lane West, then along Blue Lane West to Green Lane area, then back to the town centre. Also covers buildings on Wolverhampton St. This included the Co-operative and Corporation Wharfs; the Crown Works and Deacon & Boardman, on Algernon St; Albert Jagger and the Centaur Works, on Green Lane; the Custom House and the Stag Works, Shaw St; the Hamemaker's Arms, Blue Lane West
- Extent: 1 box
- Level: Fonds
- Related Material: Acc 1401, 1402
- For more information contact: Walsall Archives / Local History Centre