EYO6297 - 33-34 St Mary's

Type

Event - Intervention

Location

Location 33-34 St Mary's
Grid reference SE 5977 5237 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

On Site Archaeology

Date

2008-2009

Map

Description

This watching brief revealed Roman features consisting of inhumations, pits and a large ditch feature sealed below post-Roman to later post-medieval plough-soil. A total of three graves and a possible further two graves were recorded from which pottery recovered suggests a date range of between mid-2nd to 4th centuries. In addition to the inhumations an enigmatic animal burial interred within what seemed to be a large grave cut of a Roman date was encountered. Finds from the graves included Roman pottery sherds, a fragment of spindle whorl and a coin dated to between AD 250 and 270. The pit features were interpreted as either associated with quarrying or domestic use. The most prominent feature revealed during the watching brief was a large butt-ending ditch almost 4m in width and in excess of 2.78m in depth.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2010. 33-34 St . Mary's.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jan 12 2017 1:15PM

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