EYO6191 - York City Walls, Chainages 1919-1921 Watching Brief

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location Chainages 1919-1921
Grid reference SE 6030 5243 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1994/95

Map

Description

Watching brief: Beginning on the 24th November 1994, York Archaeological Trust carried out a watching brief during repair work on a 2.00m length of the City wall to the south-west of the Robin Hood Tower at the northern corner of the City walls (N.G.R. SE 6030 5243). The repair works involved the removal of the flagged surface of I the wall walk and excavation through the deposits beneath to allow the placing of metal tie bars between the rampart wall and wall walk wall. The stones of the internal faces of the rampart I and wall walk walls, below the wall walk surface, were tied together with metal clamps, some of which were linked together with tie bars between the two walls. The material excavated in the trench would all appear to be of a contemporary date to the restoration work of 188819, which created the present wall walk. The faced internal surface of the rampart wall indicates that this wall was not originally obscured by a wall walk.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1995. York City Walls, Chainages 1000-1017; 1919-1921; 2300-2400; 2773 Watching Brief.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • YORK CITY WALLS (BOOTHAM BAR TO MONK BAR) (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 1:07PM

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