EYO6822 - St Peter's School

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location St Peter's School
Grid reference Centred SE 5945 5266 (80m by 61m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

On Site Archaeology

Date

2019

Map

Description

An archaeological investigation was undertaken by On-Site Archaeology Ltd at St. Peter’s School, Westminster Road, York, during the construction of an extension of an existing playground area, the formation of 2 no. sports court and installation of a free standing pergola structure. The investigation was commissioned to satisfy the requirements of planning permission for the development (Planning Application Reference 19/00699/FUL). Across the majority of the site groundworks did not penetrate to a sufficient depth to encounter archaeological deposits. In limited areas the archaeology was at a shallower depth and was therefore exposed. Archaeological features included a small area of cobbling, possibly representing the remains of a Roman structure, together with a probably medieval or post-medieval ditch. These features were encountered at the basal limit of excavation so, after recording in plan, were preserved in-situ beneath the development. Therefore the development has been carried out without any damage occurring to significant archaeological deposits.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2019. St Peter's School, York.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Roman Cemetery- The Avenue, Clifton (Monument)
  • Roman Road RCHME Road 6 (Route)

Record last edited

Feb 11 2020 9:05AM

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