EYO6351 - Indigo Hotel, 88-96 Walmgate EVAL

Type

Event - Intervention

Location

Location Indigo Hotel, 88-96 Walmgate
Grid reference Centred SE 6087 5156 (33m by 53m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

On Site Archaeology

Date

2014

Map

Description

A combined archaeological evaluation and watching brief was carried out during the construction of the new Indigo Hotel on Walmgate, York. This work, carried out between December 2013 and May 2014 involved the excavation of the three trenches along with the selected monitoring of drainage runs, underpinning pits and pile cap excavations. These revealed that whilst there had been some truncation by later intrusions, including cellarage, towards the Walmgate frontage, this was sufficiently spread out to allow the survival of archaeological deposits relatively close to existing ground level. Towards the rear of the site, truncation was more severe and a number of early modern and modern construction events were recorded that had sliced the top of the archaeological levels away. The remains of pits were encountered along with a fenced property boundary of possible 11th century origin with leather off cuts suggesting likely craft production on site. An undated EW aligned ditch located towards the rear of the site is likely to be of a similar date.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2014. Indigo Hotel, 88-96 Walmgate EVAL.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Aug 18 2017 1:07PM

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