EYO6212 - 3 HESSAY PLACE

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location 3 Hessay Place Acomb York
Grid reference SE 5628 5107 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1983

Map

Description

YAT undertook an excavation of the findspot of a sword pommel at 3 Hessay Place York. The excavation was limited by a grarden path at one side, a greenhouse on another, th garden fence on the third side and a compost heap to the fourth. The reported find spot was straddled. 70cms of topsoil containing only modern material was removed in an area mesuring 1.55m x 0.7m, exposing a thin compacted layerwhihc is probably to be associated with the construction of the house. Below this was a further 10cms of soil covering a natural deposit undisturbed except for a 20th century pit at one corner. There was no trace of remnants of the sword or any feature with which it might have been associated. NMR Information: Accession code: 1983.36. No additional description provided.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Article in serial: York Archaeological Trust. 1983. The Acomb Sword Pommel.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • 3 Hessay Place, Acomb Sword Pommel (Find Spot)

Record last edited

Aug 23 2019 4:29PM

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