EYO6773 - Archaeological borehole monitoring 17 Mansfield St




Location 17 Mansfield St
Grid reference SE 6093 5209 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





On the 7th December 2018 York Archaeological Trust (YAT) conducted a watching brief to monitor Geotechnical Boreholes at Simons Auto Services, 17 Mansfield Street, York, YO31 7US (SE 6093 5209). The work was undertaken for Mr Mark Allan (Swift Fitness York) to help inform a planning application that was under consideration by the City of York Council (CYC) (17/02991/FULM). The work was based on a Written Scheme of Investigation (WSI) produced by YAT. The works involved the monitoring and recording of four Geotechnical Boreholes across the site. Three boreholes were successful while the fourth was abandoned due to an obstruction. The boreholes were intended to reach a depth of 5m below ground level (BGL). There was potential to encounter deposits associated with the Kings Fish Pond and possible human remains from St Marys Church. Archaeological deposits encountered were predominantly made ground with potential for association with post-medieval clay extraction pits from the wider area. Natural was encountered at between 3.5m BGL and 4.7m BGL.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2018. 17 Mansfield St EVA.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Mary Layerthorpe (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 1 2020 12:10PM


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