EYO110 - Elmbank Hotel, The Mount

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location Elmbank Hotel, The Mount
Grid reference SE 5923 5095 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

On Site Archaeology

Date

Apr - 1998

Map

Description

Two trenches were excavated, each 2m x 2m. No deposits of archaeological significance were discovered in trench 1. In trench 2, indications of Roman occupation were found. A linear ditch dating from mid to late 2nd century AD was uncovered. This had later been backfilled. The base of the ditch was at a depth of 1.78m. The ditch contained pottery, human bone and animal bone. The earliest deposit uncovered in Trench 3 was at a depth of 11.62m. Depth restrictions prevented it being excavated. Residual fragments of brick and Roman pottery were discovered, suggesting possible Roman activity in the area. Overlying this was medieval material which indicated dumping, and the excavation of pits for domestic refuse had occurred in the area. Two possible beam slots were recovered, possibly of 14th century date. Similar post-medieval and modern activity to that in trench 2 had occured. Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies inc. consolidated index for volumes 1-25 (1970-1994) Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 341 30/1999

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 1998. Elmbank hotel, The Mount.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Mar 11 2020 11:18AM

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