Source/Archive record SYO1938 - Hudson House EVA

Title Hudson House EVA
Date/Year 2017


Archaeological trial trenching, as part of the initial site evaluation for a pre planning application at Hudson House, York. Two trial trenches measuring 2m by 2m were excavated within the northeast car park of Hudson House, adjacent to the main building. Evidence of 18th-19th to 20th century drainage systems were observed and recorded. In trial trench 1 three features were observed: a drain/flue which containing fine burned sediment, a possible large pit and the remains of a standing structure. Stratigraphic evidence indicates that these features appear be associated with the Old Railway York 1845. The earliest structure in trial trench 2 was a brick lined linear with wooden planks set at 45 degrees. This was initially thought to belong to the period of the Old Railway York 1845. However, after consultation it appears that this may be a structure associated with a Georgian culvert/drain/flue system, contemporary to the areas period as a garden nursery.

Referenced Monuments (2)

  • Dominican Friary (Blackfriars) (Monument)
  • Hudson house (offices for British Railways technical departments 1968, on sites of monument MYO3718, MYO3719 ) (Building)

Referenced Events (1)

Record last edited

Nov 19 2020 11:34AM


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