EYO146 - BHS Store, Feasegate

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location BHS Store, Feasegate
Grid reference SE 6027 5181 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

Jan - 1998

Map

Description

Between the 8th and 16th of January 1998, a series of watching briefs and small scale excavations were carried out inside the premises of BHS in advance of the construction of escalator pits.The excavation revealed well preserved remains of the Roman Legionary fortress walls lying just beneath the concrete floor of the store. Preservation of deposits proved to be particularly good with clear occupation levels dating from the Roman through to Medieval periods. The excavations also revealed clear evidence for the medieval street frontage of Feasgate and good evidence that the fortress walls were an upstanding feature in York well into the Medieval period. NMR sources: 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 CBA Forum : the annual newsletter of CBA Group 4 Continuation of: Annual newssheet/CBA Group 4. Library has incomplete set. 51 /1998 York Archaeological Trust Macnab N/1998/BHS Store, Feasegate, York: report on an archaeological excavation and watching brief/Report 1998/30.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1998. BHS Store Feasegate.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Legionary Fortress (Eboracum) (Monument)
  • The Black Swan Inn, 44 Coney Street (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 26 2020 3:11PM

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