Kitchen garden in Poulton
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Poulton Chapel is an important archaeological site that dates back as far as the Mesolithic period (8,000 B.C.). Only ground level masonry survives. In mediaeval times it is thought to have been occupied by a monastic site, although the abbey has never been found. More than 800 skeletons have been exhumed within the chapel graveyard. Roman ditches, domestic ceramics and building materials relating to the Legio XX - Valeria Victrix have been found. In addition, Iron Age round house ditches, Briquetage and animal bone finds suggest that the site was once used as an industrial scale meat processing, preserving and trading site.
Poulton was described by John Marius Wilson, in his "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales" (1870-72), thus:
"POULTON, a township in Pulford parish, Cheshire; on an affluent of the river Dee, 4¼ miles S of Chester. Acres, 1, 391. Real property, £1, 723. Pop., 132. Houses, 22. A Cistertian abbey was founded here, in 1153, by Robert Pincerna; and was removed, in 1220, to Dieulacres in Staffordshire."→
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Chester Retrieved 2009-12-19
- "The excavation and identification from Poulton Chapel site, Cheshire" (PDF). www.poultonproject.org. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Poulton, in Chester and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4561
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