EYO6869 - Land North of Monk's Cross




Location Land North of Monk's Cross
Grid reference Centred SE 6254 5593 (704m by 1201m)
Map sheet SE65NW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



Prospect Archaeology





Desk based assessment has identified no evidence for pre-medieval activity in the immediate vicinity of the site 1.5km from the site a number of nationally important Roman temporary camps have been identified. One of these was excavated to reveal prehistoric activity underlying the fort. Evidence for the medieval and later periods appears to be limited to agricultural and transportation activity with ridge and furrow indicating that medieval ploughing took place over much of the site and evidence for post-medieval roads, canals and railways nearby. It is considered unlikely that any medieval or later activity will exist on this site of more than local significance. However, at present it is uncertain whether any Roman or earlier activity may have taken place. As such a programme of geophysical survey is recommended to better establish the extent of the features visible as cropmark and to allow a programme of trial trench evaluation to be drawn up.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Prospect Archaeology. 2013. Land North of Monk's Cross.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jan 28 2022 10:17AM


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