EYO6520 - The Retreat

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location The Retreat, Heslington Rd
Grid reference Centred SE 6152 5094 (39m by 111m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish Heslington, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

On Site Archaeology

Date

2003

Map

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out by On-Site Archaeology Ltd at The Friends Retreat, Heslington Road, York, at the behest of Farquhar Associates, Chartered Surveyors. This work was conducted in order to fulfil an archaeological condition attached to the planning permission for groundworks associated with the construction of a new drain. The archaeological watching brief consisted of a series of site visits, during excavation works. The watching brief comprised observation of the trench excavated for the drain. One large Roman ditch aligned east to west, and containing 3rd and 4th century pottery, was recorded. Earlier Roman pottery was also recovered. A small number of 17th century finds were recovered, which may reflect activity associated with the Civil War gun emplacements situated on Lamel Hill.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2003. The Retreat WB.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Apr 9 2019 11:15AM

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