Source/Archive record SYO2255 - FAS on banks of River Foss

Title FAS on banks of River Foss
Date/Year 2019


Magnitude Surveys was commissioned to assess the subsurface archaeological potential of a c.73ha area of land by the River Foss, north of York. A fluxgate magnetometer survey was successfully completed, and no anomalies suggestive of significant archaeological features were identified. The geophysical data has primarily recorded the former course of the River Foss running north-south across the centre of the survey area; features associated with fluvial morphology have also been identified, such as meanders and ox-bows. The survey area is generally characterised by extensive drainage features, suggestive of longstanding and intense landscape management of the survey area. Agricultural activity has been identified in the form of known and unknown former field boundaries and modern ploughing trends. Modern interference is limited to the survey edges, underground services, pylons and overhead cables.

Referenced Monuments (0)

Referenced Events (2)

  • Flood Cell 11 Lilling Green
  • Geotechnical Trial Pit monitoring at Lilling Green (Ref: 2018/135)

Record last edited

Oct 24 2019 12:10PM


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