Monument record MYO3587 - Trench system at Military Airfield Rawcliffe

Summary

Aerial photographs show the zig-zag lines of war-time trenches on the disused airfield on clifton Moor.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5964 5544 (114m by 157m)
Map sheet SE55NE
Civil Parish Rawcliffe, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Clifton Without, City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

NMR Information:

Aerial photographs show the zig-zag lines of war-time trenches on the disused airfield on Clifton Moor.

1 Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 5955/2 (4411/05) 16-FEB-1990

Evaluated in 2020 as part of a wider evaluation by YAT. It was concluded that the trench had a U shaped profile measuring 1.68m wide and 0.72 m deep. Ripples were noted in the section interpreted as a previously revetted surface of corrugated iron. A second slit trench evaluated measured 1.54m wide, excvated to a depth of 0.8m but the base was not reached. It was 0.55m at 0.8m depth (YAT 2020).


York Archaeological Trust, 2020, Whitehall Grange, Wigginton Road EVA (Unpublished document). SYO2531.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2020. Whitehall Grange, Wigginton Road EVA.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2020 10:01AM

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