EYO6411 - 17 St Edward's Close WB


Event - Intervention


Location 17 St Edward's Close, Dringhouses
Grid reference SE 5890 4962 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



JB Archaeological Services





An archaeological watching brief was undertaken on the topsoil strip and ground reduction for a new dwelling to the east of St Edward’s Close, Dringhouses. The watching brief recorded a simple stratigraphic sequence across the whole of the site of a uniform topsoil, although heavily disturbed in places. The topsoil had been disturbed by the plot being used as a ‘builder’s yard’ during the construction of the houses on either side. This had led to a large area of disturbed ground as well as the deposition of general building debris. This activity was concentrated on the western side of the site. The topsoil directly overlay the underlying natural geology. To the east of the new dwelling, and outside the development area, there was an area of denuded, broad ridge and furrow cultivation. This was almost undoubtedly associated with the nearby settlement of Dringhouses during the later medieval and possibly the early post-medieval period. The ridge and furrow survived to a height of c.0.25m and was c.10m from ridge top to ridge top. In addition to a wide range of 20th century building debris, nine sherds of pottery ranging in date from Roman to late 19th/early 20th century, were noted during the topsoil strip. No other archaeological find or features were encountered.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: *JB Archaeological Services. 2017. 17 St Edward's Close WB.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2018 10:16AM


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