EYO7862 - York Station First Class Lounge

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location York Station First Class Lounge
Grid reference SE 5960 5162 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2020

Map

Description

Between the 10th December and the 16th December 2020 York Archaeological Trust (YAT) conducted an archaeological watching brief at York Railway Station. The work was undertaken for AHR Building Consultancy to fulfil the requirements of an Operations Notice submitted to City of York Council (CYC). The works involved the monitoring and recording of intrusive groundworks associated with wall foundations and accessing existing below ground services. A watching brief was maintained on two trenches in a new First Class Lounge located within York Railway Station. The first trench was dug for a steelwork footing and exposed in situ human remains probably of Roman date. The second trench was dug in order to access an existing drain; here, disarticulated human remains were found in the drain backfill while a possible grave was observed in section.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaelogical Trust. 2021. York Station First Class Lounge.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • York Railway Station Roman Cemetery (Monument)

Record last edited

Apr 6 2021 2:29PM

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