EYO4878 - Lead Mill Lane




Location Lead Mill Lane
Grid reference Centred SE 6072 5132 (7m by 6m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





WATCHING BRIEF Observations were made of an area cleared by mechanical means. Late 1st and 2nd century pits were found near to the assumed junction of roads approaching from the south-east. Disturbed cobbles may have been part of a Roman road. Pits containing waste from bone and antler working dating to the Anglo-Scandinavian period were observed. Additionally debris from a wattle and daub structure was found to date from this period. The report in Interim (SYO1952) mentions a "large defensive ditch, apparently with a north-south alignment ... Which could mark the original alignment of the medieval city wall". Lead Mill Lane, Deposit model information (EYO1987 EYO1988 EYO1990) inferred from text. Location uncertain and obtained by matching building outlines on unlabelled plans. NMR sources: Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies inc. consolidated index for volumes 1-25 (1970-1994) Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies V/1974/414 The Antiquaries journal : journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London LIV/1975/211-213 The Yorkshire archaeological journal 46/1974/145-6 York Archaeological Trust Fascicule 6.1/1986/78,87 Archaeological excavations Department of the Environment /1974/63,103 For 1973 Two entries on NMR. The 635672 entry simply states - Watching brief with some excavation? Archive includes draft report and historical notes.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Microform: YAT archive microfiche 1973.2.
  • --- Serial: York Archaeological Trust. 1973. INTERIM 1. 1/2 pages 35/36.
  • --- Website: York Archaeological Trust. York Archive Gazeteer. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archsearch/record.jsf?titleId=580208.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (3)

  • Lead Mill Lane (Ref: 1973.2)
  • Lead Mill Lane (Ref: 1973.2)
  • Lead Mill Lane (Ref: 1973.2)

Record last edited

Jun 24 2021 2:38PM


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