EYO187 - East Mount Road


Event - Intervention


Location East Mount Road
Grid reference SE 5959 5124 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust


Sep - 1999



watching brief A watching brief was conducted during the excavation of a shaft, its purpose being to allow access to a collapsed section of sewer. Below the modern deposits was a layer of dark loam 1.1 metres in depth. Medieval pottery was present in small quantities in this layer giving an appoxiamate date and as similar deposits have been noted in this area before and have been seen as a result of medieval agricultural activity. Below this layer a cut was seen and thought to be remains of a pit or ditch of Roman date. Modern services and a possible 19th century cellar had destroyed much of the archeaology in the area of the excavation but the quantity of finds of Roman date suggest that this was a site of considerable activity during this period.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1999. East Mount Road.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Oct 29 2015 10:37AM


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