EYO178 - St. Paul’s Green, Holgate




Location St. Paul’s Green, Holgate
Grid reference SE 5921 5130 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust


Apr-Jun - 1999



A watching brief was carried out during ground works associated with a housing development. The results of this work was the recovery of well preserved peat deposits which yielded a number of finds associated with prehistoric activity. In the northern area of the site extensive deposits were recorded which was possibly as a result of an attempt to raise the ground level during the Roman period. Subsequent to this work a series of boreholes were taken top determine the nature and extent of the archaeological deposits. The results of these holes were found to largely confirm the results of the watching brief. The peat deposists across the site appear to be extensive but irregular with two large concentrations. The report concluded that these peat deposits are under threat of drying out due to trenching activity on this site.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1999. St. Paul’s Green, Holgate Rd York A Report on an archaeological watching brief and probe-hole survey.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1999. St. Paul’s Green, Holgate Project Design.
  • --- Serial: P Ottaway. 2011. The Archaeology of York 6/2 Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York. p331-333.

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Record last edited

Jul 2 2021 2:24PM


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