Monument record MYO3771 - Roman Metal Working Area Sycamore Place


Evidence of Roman metal working found during an evaluation of the former bowling green site in Sycamore Place by York Archaeological Trust in 2013.


Grid reference Centred SE 5965 5235 (13m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Metalworking residues/discard were found in trench 2 during the evaluation. This is thought to have been associated with various processes related to the hot working of iron objects which included smithing the bloom in to an iron bar, fire welding and the manufacture of iron objects. No evidence of a smithing hearth or anvil were found, but the residues do not tend to travel far from the site of production, suggesting that industrial activity is located close by.
Pottery associated with the deposits shows that the industry was established by the 3rd century AD and had continued up until the late 3rd - 4th century.

YAT, 2013, Evaluation former Bowling Green, Sycamore Place, York (Unpublished document). SYO1397.

York Archaeological Trust, 2018, Sycamore Place WB & EXC (Unpublished document). SYO2165.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2013. Evaluation former Bowling Green, Sycamore Place, York.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2018. Sycamore Place WB & EXC.

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2019 1:53PM


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