EYO7088 - YORK ENGINEERS TRIANGLE

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location YORK ENGINEERS TRIANGLE
Grid reference SE 5935 5151 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Not recorded.

Date

2012-13

Map

Description

Site codes: YEF12;YEP12;YET13. As a result of the two phases of archaeological evaluation, four phases (Phases 1-4) of exposure, excavation and recording of the surviving remains of the main 19th-century railway heritage structures were undertaken at the YET site. The principal remains identified at the YET site comprise the 1841 ‘straight’ Engine Shed, the 1850/1852 couplet of roundhouses (RH1 and RH2), with an associated freestanding octagonal office building, and the 1864 individual roundhouse (RH3). As highlighted in the ARMP, the three roundhouses at the YET site are a rare, if not unique, survival of a triplet of such buildings in the UK. Given the excellent state of preservation and substantial completeness of below-ground fabric of RH2 and RH3, as demonstrated by the investigations, it is concluded that these archaeological remains, along with those of the 1841 Engine Shed, are of, at least, regional significance. The general association of York’s rail development with visionary railway entrepreneur George Hudson, and the more specific relationship, through NER architect Thomas Prosser, between the 1864 structure, RH3, and the magnificent current York Station, can only be considered to compound the importance of the remains. Goode A/2013/Archaeological Investigations at the York Engineers' Triangle Site, Cinder Lane, off Leeman Road, York. Assessment Report.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: PCA. 2013. Archaeological Investigations at the York Engineers' Triangle Site, Cinder Lane.

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Engine Shed 1841 (Monument)
  • Roundhouse c1852 (demolished (Monument)
  • Roundhouse, 1851 (excavated site) (Monument)
  • Roundhouse, constructed 1864 (demolished) (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 19 2021 1:48PM

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