EYO261 - Heslington Hill


Event - Intervention


Grid reference Centred SE 6232 5086 (192m by 98m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



Field Archaeology Specialists





A watching brief was undertaken in two phases by Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd on behalf of Portland Planning Consultants for the University of York during the construction of a new car park (Intervention 1) and medical school building (Intervention 2) on the northern part of the University of York campus, Heslington, York. Fieldwork was carried out during September and October 2002. Both interventions produced evidence for intact archaeological deposits sealed beneath make-up material deposited during landscaping of the University campus in the 1960s. These deposits include material which indicates the presence of Roman agricultural activity, as well as occupation activity dating to the Anglian period, (c.550 - 650 AD). Finds include pottery, glass beads, metal objects, loomweights and metal-working debris as well as animal bone.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: FAS. 2003. Heslington Hill.
  • --- Article in Journal: CA Spall and NJ Toop. 2008. Before Eoforwic: New Light on York in the 6th–7th Centuries. Medieval Archaeology volume 52 2008.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Heslington Hill Anglo-Saxon Settlement (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 20 2015 4:42PM


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