EYO6496 - Cliftongate Development DBA

Type

DBA

Location

Location Cliftongate
Grid reference Centred SE 5871 5628 (1419m by 1643m)
Map sheet SE55NE
Civil Parish Rawcliffe, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2013

Map

Description

Desk-based assessment to determine the impact of potential development on likely archaeological remains on a large site north of Clifton Moor at Rawcliffe Moor, to be called Cliftongate in future. The proposed development site has considerable potential to yield features of archaeological interest. The bulk of these relate to activity of the prehistoric periods, particularly the Iron Age, as well as of the Romano-British period. These features, which includes Iron Age settlement, are comprised of ring-ditches, some possibly barrows, others round-houses; enclosures, ditches and field systems, together with features of smaller scale. These remains represent a considerable archaeological resource of greater significance than the evidence for subsequent ploughed out remains of medieval field systems that are also known. A number of former RAF remains of World War II are also present within the proposed development area. The prehistoric, Romano-British and RAF remains all merit further investigation.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2013. Cliftongate Development DBA.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Mar 12 2019 10:46AM

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