EYO6557 - Wetherby Road Roundabout WB and EXC

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location Wetherby Road Roundabout
Grid reference Centred SE 5591 5145 (204m by 596m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2018

Map

Description

Between the 15th May 2018 and the 31st October 2018 York Archaeological Trust conducted a watching brief and excavation at the A1237/B1224 Roundabout on behalf of City of York Council. The investigation of this site has revealed strong evidence for the presence of a Late Iron Age/Romano British agricultural settlement in the area around Acomb and Knapton, approximately 4.5km west of York. The discoveries include a group of large pit-like features which have been interpreted as watering holes for livestock, as well as a number of possible post-holes, pits and ditches. A shallow ring ditch suggests some kind of enclosure or possible building. A suite of environmental samples recovered from the large features support the interpretation of them as watering holes for livestock. The site produced regionally and nationally important evidence for the Late Iron Age/Romano British agricultural landscape in a hitherto uninvestigated part of York. This assessment demonstrates that this was one of the most important investigations of a prehistoric site to take place recently in the York area and that the assemblage and site archive has high research potential.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2020. Wetherby Road Roundabout WB and EXC.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Late Iron Age-Romano-British settlement (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 15 2021 10:47AM

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