Monument record MYO2021 - Fishergate Roman Cemetery

Summary

A small Roman cremation cemetery of 1st to 2nd century date, indicated by finds of cinerary urns. Described by RCHME in Eburacum p69 as "A cremation cemetery of Ist to 2nd-century date, to east of line of Road I. It lay on east side of Fishergate, with cremations discovered on the site of the [former] Northern Command Headquarters building, between Winterscale and Melbourne Streets, and northwards to the junction of Fawcett Street and Fishergate. " Subsequent excavation in 2008 (EYO4332, On-Site Archaeology) on the corner site between Kent Street and Fawcett Street has produced inhumations of Roman date. The above information comes from RCHME Vol. I page 69. Since 2000, evaluations and excavations at the Barbican, in Kent Street Coach Park, at Fishergate House and at Blue Bridge Lane Mecca Bingo site have produced Romano-British cremations and inhumations which demonstrate that the cremations reported in RCHME vol I form part of much larger mixed cemetery in this area.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 60769 51064 (141m by 253m) (7 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

NMR:

[SE 6075 5104] Roman Cinerary Urn found A.D. 1929 [SE 6077 5095] Roman Urns, etc., found 1876 [T.I.] (1)

[Area: SE 608 510]. A small cremation cemetery of 1st. to 2nd. century date. [Sited from map.] (2)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 25" 1938
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 1:500 1889
3 The City of York. Volume 1: Eboracum: Roman York: Addendum 69 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England

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On Site Archaeology, 2013, Persimmon Residential Development, The Barbican Site (Unpublished document). SYO2816.

York Archaeological Trust, 2021, Mecca Bingo, Fishergate (Unpublished document). SYO2672.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2021. Mecca Bingo, Fishergate.
  • --- Unpublished document: On Site Archaeology. 2013. Persimmon Residential Development, The Barbican Site.

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Record last edited

Nov 4 2022 11:44AM

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