Monument record MYO2221 - Walmgate Stray weapons pits


A number of small rectangular pits, between 1.5m to 3m wide, have been recorded across Walmgate Stray. Some of these are fronted or surrounded by low banks, which are probably formed by up cast soil from the pits. The function and date of these features is not certain, but many could be of military origin.


Grid reference Centred SE 6140 5026 (318m by 412m) (3 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Summary description
One of several probable 20th-century weapons pits surviving as earthworks on Walmgate Stray.

Full description
First or Second World war weapons pits. In 2004, English Heritage carried out an investigation and field survey at Level 3 standard of Walmgate Stray, as part of a national project to examine the heritage of England's urban commons (Event Record 1376159) (1).

A report including a full textual description and analysis accompanied by maps, plans and photographs is available from the National Monuments Record, together with the rest of the project archive material (reference number SE 65 SW 500). (1)

1 Field Investigators Comments English Heritage: Urban Commons Project: Walmgate Stray survey

UID 1403485 (SE 6153 5034)
UID 1403484 (SE 6151 5046)
UID 1403483 (SE 6125 5047)

NMR, 2019, NMR data (Digital archive). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Dec 22 2022 1:22PM


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