EYO7450 - Monk Bar Traffic Signal Asset Renewal

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location Monk Bar, Lord Mayor's Walk
Grid reference Centred SE 6056 5225 (8m by 25m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2020

Map

Description

The upper extents of post-medieval make-up deposits of dark greyish brown silty clay with fragments of brick rubble were the earliest deposits observed during the watching brief, although very little of this horizon was exposed. A cast iron pipe was observed at the foot of Monk Bar, approximately 1m from the south-west face on the east side of the main arch. The foundations of 1 Goodramgate, which is presently occupied by Monk Bar Barbers, were exposed during the works. The footings comprised three courses of 19th century brick overlying a single course of magnesian limestone ashlar masonry. The masonry may represent re-use of medieval stonework. A 0.23m thick layer of steel-reinforced concrete was observed under both the asphalt roadway and the York stone pavement on the west side of Goodramgate inside Monk Bar.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2020. Monk Bar Traffic Signal Asset Renewal.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • YORK CITY WALLS (Monk Bar) (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 5 2020 9:06AM

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