EYO5899 - Archaeological Evaluation land at Moor Lane ST10




Location Land at Moor Lane York
Grid reference Centred SE 5721 4880 (1855m by 1457m)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Askham Bryan, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd





An archaeological evaluation comprising 94 trial trenches was carried out to assess the nature of the archaeological resource at Moor Lane, York. Two separate areas of enclosures dating to the Later Iron Age/Romano-British period were found within the site, both were well defined in extent. Other discoveries were primarily undated linear features; there was some suggestion in one area of the site that these might represent a system of field enclosures. Archaeologically significant activity appeared to be constrained to areas of higher – and presumably drier – ground, with lower lying areas containing only the undated features presumed to relate to agricultural activity. At the southern extent of the site the trial trenching also identified evidence relating to the formation of the Askham Bog glacial lake and raised mire sequence, including a thin horizon of organic material of potential Windermere Interstadial date. An Auger survey and palaeoenvironmental assessment was also carried out (EYO6458). Site code: MOLY15.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Headland Archaeology. 2014. Land at Moor Lane, York Project Design for Archaeological Evaluation.
  • --- Unpublished document: Headland Archaeology. 2015. Moor Lane.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Iron Age Settlement (Monument)
  • Romano-British stock enclosures? (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Moor Lane Historic Environment and Landscape Assessment DBA (Ref: EDP2165_04c)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Archaeological Evaluation (Auger Survey) land at Moor Lane ST10

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 9:48AM


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