EYO5044 - West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location West Offices, Station Rise
Grid reference Centred SE 5983 5171 (121m by 124m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

On Site Archaeology

Date

2009

Map

Description

An archaeological monitoring exercise was carried out by On Site Archaeology at the site of the former railway station on Station Rise in the city of York. This consisted of the observation of a series of boreholes drilled as part of a pre-planning application investigation. The work was carried out on behalf of S Harrison Developments Ltd by Delta Simons, a geo-environmental consultancy who drilled a total of seven window samples at various points around the site. In addition a cable percussion rig from James @ Milton drilling was on site to drill six boreholes. Each of these was closely monitored to allow for an assessment of the buried archaeological soil profile. This revealed that the natural was substantially closer to the current ground surface in certain areas than may have been anticipated. This was particularly true within the car park area which had previously contained the terminus of the railway platform/station. Here it was observed at depth as shallow as 0.85m below current ground level. Additionally those struck on the Tanner Row side discovered buried reinforced concrete at 0.60m below ground level on the northeastern end of site. Two locations on this side of the site revealed buried masonry at 0.70m below the surface.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2009. West Offices Station Rise.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (12)

  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: WS101
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: WS103
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: WS104
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: WS105
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: WS106
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: WS107
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: BH101
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: BH102
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: BH103
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: Borehole 104
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: BH105
  • West Offices, Station Rise - boreholes and watching brief: BH106

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Mar 9 2020 9:52AM

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