EYO6359 - 1A Coffee Yard EVAL


Event - Intervention


Location 1A Coffee Yard
Grid reference SE 6027 5203 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





Between the 28th June and the 3rd July York Archaeological Trust conducted an evaluation and building recording exercise in the basement of 1 Coffee Yard. The work was undertaken for Kathryn Vint to help inform a planning application that was under consideration by the City of York Council (17/01171/FUL). The works involved the excavation and recording of a total of three test pits and a photographic record of the basement in which these were located. Significant archaeological deposits were observed, as anticipated, almost immediately below the extant floor of a significant proportion of the basement. Areas of disturbance in the form of a relatively recent non-archaeological excavation and underpinning from c.1900AD were also revealed during the work. The investigation of the standing structures of the basement suggests that the original form and fabric of the building survives almost intact. Virtually all subsequent additions overlaid or butted up against the floor and walls. Interesting elements such as a blocked doorway, lightwells, a tank/well and surface drain were all fully revealed. Any significant reduction of floor levels in the basement will require further archaeological excavation and recording. The fabric of the building indicates a long history of modification and repair, which should be considered as part of any decisions relating future use of the structure.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2017. 1A Coffee Yard EVAL.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Record last edited

Sep 15 2017 9:44AM


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