EYO117 - British Rail Land, Toft Green




Location Toft Green
Grid reference SE 5968 5155 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



On Site Archaeology


Jun - 1998



Four trenches were excavated. They revealed that there had been truncation of the archaeological sequence over much of the site as a result of the activites of Victorian Railway engineers. Medieval deposits survived beneath this. The level at which such deposits survived was different in each trench, varying from 0.75m to 1.77m below ground level. If Roman and Anglo-Saxon deposits existed on the site they are likely to be present over much of the site, sealed by medieval and later deposits. Five boreholes were observed and six small diameter window samples were undertaken. They revealed that archaeological preservation on the site had been heavily affected by the activites of the Victorian railway engineers in parts of the lower car park area. Elsewhere on the site evidence was found that at least part of the archaeological sequence remained undisturbed. At the Toft Green end of the site, the survival of a complete sequence of archaeological deposits is indicated. However, not enough data was retrieved to divide the sequence of depostion into datable periods. NMR Description Evaluation of the derelict workshops between Hudson House and the City walls recorded surviving medieval stratigraphy in area of extensive railway disturbance. Building survey of the railway structures also carried out.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 1998. British Rail Land, Toft Green.

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