EYO6127 - 31 Walmgate York




Location 31 Walmgate
Grid reference Centred SE 6067 5158 (39m by 19m) (5 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



On Site Archaeology





The monitoring of the removal of a large oil tank was undertaken by On-Site Archaeology on 2nd November 2015 at land at the rear of 31 Walmgate (Plate 1). The removal of the tank necessitated the excavation of a 2m by 3m sized trench (numbered Trench 4 to differentiate it from evaluation and excavation trenches carried out in 2014) to a maximum depth of 1.9m. Apart from the modern tarmac ground surface and the structures associated with the tank two other deposits were observed. Both of these deposits consisted of dark blackish grey clayey loamy silt. The lower had a greenish tinge and contained more charcoal; the upper had inclusions of demolition material such as stone, CBM and mortar. Both layers were approximately 0.6m in depth. Natural was not reached within this trench; however, it was found to be 0.1m below the maximum depth of the trench in Borehole 2, which was located immediately to the southeast of the trench.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2015. Rear of 31 Walmgate.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Former Reynard's Garage Building (Building)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 31 Walmgate York (Ref: OSA14EV18)

Record last edited

Jan 4 2016 12:35PM


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