Monument record MYO4244 - Roman-Anglo-Scandinavian occupational evidence


Roman building ranges and apsed structure as well as a pit dating to the Anglo-Scandinavian period were excavated at 37 Bishophill Senior in 1975. At 58-59 Skeldergate structures and features of Anglo-Scandinavian, medieval and post-medieval date were encountered during a rescue excavation between 1973-1975. Interpretation of Anglo-Scandinavian levels was complicated by later stone robbing and extensive intrusion of medieval pits and buildings. Roman levels were reached only in a deep trench in the south corner of the site and in a trial trench in the west corner. These features comprised a road, well and associated structures. This site provided limited evidence for the development of the waterfront in the post-Roman period. Two Anglian or Anglo-Scandinavian structures were located here. One featured rubble packed foundation trenches which also contained upright timbers the other contained a clay floor surface. Both of these structures have not been seen elsewhere in York or have not been dated conclusively. The latter excavation revealed that this area contained a high density of structures in the Anglo-Scandinavian period.


Grid reference Centred SE 6016 5144 (84m by 23m) (4 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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May 5 2016 4:31PM


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