EYO15 - All Saints School, Mill Mount

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location All Saints School, Mill Mount
Grid reference Centred SE 5951 5103 (12m by 27m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

MAP

Date

Apr - 1991

Map

Description

A geophysical survey and two trenches formed an evaluation in advance of a planning application for a new development at Mill Mount. The object of the evaluation was to test for the presence of human burials relating to the extensive Roman cemetery on the Mount. Trench 1 revealed pits, post-holes and a drain trench of post-medieval and modern date. Trench 2 revealed four phases of archaeological activity. Phase 1 consisted of a curvilinear gully and possible pit. Phase 2 was represented by four inhumations. Three of these were aligned north-west to south-east, while the third was aligned south-west to north-east. Three of the inhumations were adult, one was that of a juvenile. Two of the graves produced evidence for wooden coffins. All the burials were Roman and later than 250AD. Phase 3 represented medieval cultivation of the area, and Phase 4 all modern activity. All the burials were cleaned, recorded, and then left in-situ. NMR data - two entries for evaluation/exc in 1991 both associated with this record. RCHME microfilm PRN 2912.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: MAP. 1991. All Saints School, Mill Mount.
  • --- Unpublished document: MAP. 1993. All Saints School.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Apr 10 2020 8:23AM

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