EYO7269 - MICKLEGATE/GEORGE HUDSON STREET/NORTH STREET

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location MICKLEGATE/GEORGE HUDSON STREET/NORTH STREET
Grid reference SE 5990 5171 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2009

Map

Description

Monitoring of major gas main replacement groundworks within the medieval walled city south-west of the Ouse. Most of the trenches produced only modern deposits or possible disturbed build-up deposits of uncertain date. However, Trench 2 did contain a stub of limestone wall and Trench 1 squared blocks of limestone. It may well be the case that the blocks and the wall are derived from a medieval structure or structures demolished in order to widen the road, a practice well attested in York. Evidence for this has come from recent observations on the gas main replacement programme in North Street and Micklegate. It is therefore possible that significant archaeological remains survive in the vicinity away fro areas of modern activity. Since the wall stub was left in-situ it can be concluded that the current works have done no significant damage to the archaeology of the area. Stockwell M/2009/Utility trench, Micklegate, George Hudson Street, North Street, York: archaeological watching brief/Report No 09/72.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2009. MICKLEGATE/GEORGE HUDSON STREET/NORTH STREET.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Nov 8 2021 3:31PM

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