EYO7722 - MINSTER YARD

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location MINSTER YARD
Grid reference Centred SE 6035 5226 (0m by 1m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Rydale Archaeology Service Ltd

Date

2015

Map

Description

The future of the cobbled road has been the subject of discussion over the last three years. The surface is unstable and deteriorating. As an aid to the discussions a desktop survey was produced by the writer in August 2014. This detailed the known history of the road and adjacent precinct. To help the decision-making process percolation tests needed to be carried out to determine the porosity of the underlying strata. This entailed the digging of three 40x40x40cm holes spaced at wide intervals. All three holes were set square to the park wall on the western edge of the road

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: Ryedale Archaeology Services Ltd. 2015. Watching Brief on Three Test Pits in the Cobbled Road, Minster Yard.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Cathedral Church of St Peter, York Minster (Building)

Record last edited

Aug 4 2020 9:36AM

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