EYO7686 - MARTIN'S BANK, DAVY HALL, DAVYGATE

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location MARTIN'S BANK, DAVY HALL, DAVYGATE
Grid reference SE 6024 5191 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Clifton Without, City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Not recorded.

Date

1955-58

Map

Description

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal- Certain general observations must be made about the excavations and discoveries on this site in order to put them into their proper perspective. The trenches (nos. 1 , 2 and 4) put down in the ‘formal’ excavation were small, deep and, of necessity, heavily revetted. The sections could not be interpreted and drawn in their entirety but only in 4 ft. ‘depths' before the timbering was inserted. Weather conditions were bad throughout the time that the trenches were open. The work on trenches 5-8 was hurried owing to the limited time allowed on them by the site owners. What is required on this S.W. front is a continuous trench, some 70-80 feet long across the wall, the ditch (es) in front of it and through the ramparts behind it. Such a trench—providing the Roman stratigraphy be undisturbed—would give the ‘picture’ so much more clearly and authoritatively than these isolated trenches possibly could. On this south-west front of the fortress there were six phases (and not five as hitherto supposed) in the defences. Five of these were found in Davygate. NMR DATA: RCHME microfilm PRN: 3381 No further info. This looks like it has two entries on the NMR. Sources: The City of York. Volume 1: Eboracum: Roman York: Addendum Kept with York: Volume I 1977 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England 40-1 Virtual Catalogue Entry to support E.I. Migration 12 1959 (SUMMER)/MARTIN'S BANK MAGAZINE NMR sources entry 635646: Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology 1/1957/159 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments 1962/EBORACUM/14-16,19,41 Virtual Catalogue Entry to support E.I. Migration ADDYMAN,P.V./1984/ARCH PAPERS FROM YORK/195

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Article in Journal: 1962. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal. XL.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Davy Hall (Monument)
  • Legionary Fortress (Eboracum) (Monument)
  • Site of Roman timber tower (Monument)

Record last edited

Dec 20 2021 10:45AM

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