EYO6137 - The Science Building, Mount School

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location The Science Building, Mount School
Grid reference SE 5925 5100 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1987

Map

Description

Watching brief was undertaken during the construction of a new science building. Only one foundation trench was monitored archaeologically. Natural lay c.0.5m bgl. Roman graves were cut c.0.3m bgl. The graves contained complete or partial remains of 19-20 individuals were recovered along with a cremation. The remains also included four adult males who had been decapitated suggesting that this was part of the same cemetery zone as 3 and 6 Driffield Terrace. 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 XIX/1988/440 Interim : bulletin of the York Archaeological Trust 12.3/1987/9-14 York Archaeological Trust annual report /1987-1988/19

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Serial: P Ottaway. 2011. The Archaeology of York 6/2 Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York. p319.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Fort 1642AD The Mount (Monument)
  • Roman cemetery (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2020 11:28AM

Feedback?

Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.