EYO6420 - Lord Mayors Walk sewer repair

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location Lord Mayors Walk
Grid reference SE 6042 5240 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2017

Map

Description

Between the 21st November and the 10th December 2017 York Archaeological Trust conducted an archaeological watching brief during the sewer repair works at Lord Mayors Walk, York. The work was undertaken for Amey Utilities & Yorkshire Water to fulfil the requirements of an Area of Archaeological Importance Operations Notice, co-ordinated by City of York Council (Operations Notice no.17029). The work followed the standard practices for a watching brief as conducted by York Archaeological Trust. The works involved the recording of archaeological remains exposed during excavations to locate a failure within the live sewer system. Although the excavations were predominantly within the backfill of the extant drainage system there were areas where older archaeology was encountered. This took the form of post-medieval accumulation and rapid infilling of the medieval ditch adjacent to the medieval City walls. In addition a brick culvert, pre-dating the current drainage system, was revealed.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2017. Lord Mayors Walk sewer repair.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Dec 12 2019 12:57PM

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