EYO6823 - 23 Fossgate

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location 23 Fossgate
Grid reference Centred SE 6057 5176 (13m by 12m)
Map sheet SE65SW
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 during conversion of a single storey out-building into a one bedroom flat to the rear of 23 Fossgate, York. Prior to the redevelopment a small archaeological trail trench was excavated by On-Site Archaeology Ltd (January 2019) to investigate the nature of deposits beneath the existing concrete floor. The evaluation identified a northwest to southeast aligned limestone and red brick foundation, butted by a possible late/post-medieval levelling deposits and sealed by the red brick floor of probable early modern date. The archaeological watching brief revealed a number of earlier structures that pre-date the out-building that is shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1852. The earliest features included limestone foundations and levelling of a possible late medieval or early post-medieval date. Later phases included a probable red brick oven and boiler, followed by construction of a red brick foundation and hard-standing yard surface. The latest phase was a brick flooring and sandstone paving associated with an earlier configuration of the outbuilding.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2019. Outbuilding to the rear of 23 Fossgate.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Feb 11 2020 9:05AM

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