EYO6608 - Old Post Office, Main St, Askham Richard




Location Old Post Office, Main St, Askham Richard
Grid reference SE 5361 4788 (point)
Map sheet SE54NW
Civil Parish Askham Richard, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



LS Archaeology





The archaeological watching brief involved the monitoring of the ground reduction by approximately 0.70m in depth. The ground was reduced to accommodate structural work related to the erection of a new extension located at the rear of the Old Post Office house. These made up ground and garden layers and that were 0.80m, in depth sealed archaeological deposits. The base of the earliest archaeological feature was 1.25m below ground level. The archaeology encountered consisted of: 20th century made up ground, associated with the erection of the former extension and parking area, garden / agricultural layers. These three contexts sealed a rubble layer most likely associated with a 18th -19th century outbuilding, a northwest to southeast aligned ditch, the remains of an 18th century outbuilding foundation wall and associated 19th century clay pipe drain.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: L S Archaeology. 2019. Old Post Office, Main St, Askham Richard WB.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Askham Richard (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 4 2019 3:47PM


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