Monument record MYO2207 - Holgate Hill earthwork
|Grid reference||Centred SE 5896 5134 (51m by 53m)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
|Civil Parish||York, City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (3)
[SE 5896 5133] Intrenchment [O.E.] (1)
A rectangular earthwork consisting of a rampart 148 by 160 ft., around the summit of Holgate Hill 1/2 mile S.E. of Howe Hill, was excavated for the M.O.W. in 1936. Finds from the summit indicated occupation during the first half of the 14th century and there was slight evidence that the rampart dated from the same period. (2)
The earthwork has been destroyed by modern development. (3)
The site resembled a Civil War redoubt. (4)
1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 1:500 1889.
2 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION York Archit & AS Ann Rep 1951-2 31-5 plan (P Corder)
3 Field Investigators Comments F1 RL 30-MAY-63
4 Fort : the international journal of fortification and military architecture 60 15, 1987 Fortress Study Group
YAYAS, 1951-52, The Excavation of the Earthwork on Holgate Hill, York 1936 (Article in Journal). SYO1189.
- --- SYO1189 Article in Journal: YAYAS. 1951-52. The Excavation of the Earthwork on Holgate Hill, York 1936. Annual Report and Summary of Proceedings 1951-2.
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Record last edited
Aug 27 2019 1:15PM