EYO142 - Sewer Repair Adjacent To 97 Low Petergate

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location Low Petergate
Grid reference SE 6042 5198 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

Apr - 1997

Map

Description

One of a series of watching briefs carried out in March and April 1997 on the refurbishment of a sewer in Low Petergate. For summary see EYO137. In this trench (5) a substantial stone wall running north-west / south-east, parallel to the line of the via principalis, was found. The wall stood l.l0m high above its clay and cobble foundations. Based on what is known and conjectured about the plan of the fortress in this area, it is suggested that the wall lay c.7.5m north-east of the via principalis, the space between them being occupied largely by a covered portico. Analogy with most other stone buildings in the fortress suggests that the wall dates to the mid 2nd century (INTERIM 1997).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1997. Sewer Repair Adjacent To 97 Low Petergate.
  • --- Serial: YAT. 1997/98. INTERIM 22. 1-4. 22/3.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • 97 Low Petergate (Building)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Sewer Repair Adjacent To 59 Low Petergate (Ref: YORYM:1997.50)

Record last edited

Sep 20 2021 11:43AM

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