Five sites were excavated along the route of the new Bay Gateway, revealing human activity dating from the Stone Age to the nineteenth century. Two of these sites, found in the valley of the Howgill Brook in the Beaumont area of Lancaster, proved to be highly significant.

The oldest comprised the first Neolithic (New Stone Age) longhouse to be found in Lancashire, built around 5500 years ago.

The most extensive site represented remains of a medieval settlement
likely to have been owned by Furness Abbey.

View the leaflet produced by Oxford Archeology North.

The full report will be available in summer 2017.