EYO7561 - 71-73 GOODRAMGATE

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location 71-73 GOODRAMGATE
Grid reference SE 6048 5199 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2012

Map

Description

The excavation showed that the features observed in the sub-station trench were probably domestic in origin whereas those in the duct trenches were related to metal-working industry. The earliest deposits within the sub-station trench were in the form of highly organic levelling deposits dated to the 13th century, suggesting extensive land reclamation was undertaken at that time. This was carried out in advance of the construction of domestic dwellings subsequently rebuilt and/or repositioned on several occasions between the 13th and late 14th century. Alterations within the metal working area located in the duct trench have concordance with the construction sequence observed in the sub-station trench, inferring that both areas were under the same ownership. If this were the case it would suggest domestic dwellings to the north-west of the site, with industrial activity taking place within a back-lot attached to the rear or south-east of them. By the 16th century, both the dwellings and putative workshops had been cleared and the area was then used for the digging of refuse pits. In the 18th/19th century the ground is raised once more, to formation level of the concrete and tarmac yard surfaces at the time of excavation. Accession no: YORYM: 2011.407. Source: Evans D T/2012/Extension, 71-73 Goodramgate: watching brief/Report No 12/39. York Archaeological Trust Antoni B/2012/Electric sub-station, 71-73 Goodramgate, York: excavation report/Report No 12/41. This is associated with the EYO4441

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2012. 71-73 GOODRAMGATE.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Nov 22 2021 1:16PM

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