EYO6518 - Former Minster Car Hire, Micklegate EVA

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location Former Minster Car Hire, Micklegate
Grid reference Centred SE 5980 5149 (36m by 30m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2018

Map

Description

5 boreholes (2 to natural) were evaluated to inform a future planning application for the site. Natural sands were identified at a depth of approximately 3.5m below ground level (BGL). Above the natural was a sequence of deposits, features and structures likely dating to the Roman period and later. Early deposition and features include possible Roman occupation, dumping and/or levelling deposits. The Roman layers were overlain by garden or horticultural soils which probably accumulated during the medieval and post-medieval periods. Towards the top of the sequence were some substantial post-medieval brick-built structures, including a well. Associated deposits were most likely related to the subsequent demolition and clearance of the post-medieval structures before the construction of the existing garage building in the early 20th century.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2018. Former Minster Car Hire, Micklegate EVA.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2019. 105-127 Micklegate Research Design.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Micklegate Motors (Building)
  • Holy Trinity Priory (Monument)
  • Roman Road (RCHME Road 10) (Route)

Record last edited

Aug 16 2022 2:52PM

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