EYO30 - 45-57 Gillygate




Location 45-57 Gillygate
Grid reference SE 6019 5240 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust


Jun - 1992



For three weeks during April 1992, York Archaeological Trust undertook an evaluation excavation at 45-57 Gillygate to a specification prepared by John Oxley, Principal Archaeologist for York City Council. Work was in advance of planning permission for town houses situated along the Gillygate street front. The site is currently a garage 'forecourt. The specification called for a single trench, 6m by 4m, to be excavated to a depth of 1.5m. This was laid out adjacent to the street/pavement with the long axis at right angles to Gillygate after the concrete of the forecourt had been removed by machine. Extensive deposits of the Roman period were investigated seemingly mainly of the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. Deposits and features of the medieval period were numerous and generally well preserved. Features recorded included stake-holes, pits, gulleys/drains but no structural remains. RCHME microfilm PRN 4457.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1992. 45-57 Gillygate.
  • --- Serial: P Ottaway. 2011. The Archaeology of York 6/2 Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Serial: YAT. 1992. INTERIM 17. 1-4. 17/1 p7.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Sep 16 2021 1:30PM


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