EYO469 - The Mount School, Love Lane, York

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location Love Lane
Grid reference SE 5912 5108 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2000

Map

Description

A watching brief was conducted during construction work on a new sports hall at the Mount School. Stone coffins and human remains have been found in this area from the 19th century onwards. Observation of initial trenches suggested that the construction of the initial tennis court in 1985 had destroyed and archaeological remains. A small, concentrated group of disarticulated human bone found, which may have come from a burial disturbed during construction of the tennis court and reburied immediately. Further north-east, a gravel-pit has destroyed archaeology. Although very little was found, Roman burials may still be intact in apparently undisturbed areas to the east of the site. York Archaeological Trust [assessment & evaluation reports] Evans, D.T./2000/Mount School, Love Lane, York, watching brief. York Archaeological Trust annual report 58,63 29/2000-2001

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2000. The Mount School Love Lane York.
  • --- Serial: P Ottaway. 2011. The Archaeology of York 6/2 Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York. p321.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Holgate Road Roman Cemetery, dispersed burials (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2020 11:49AM

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