EYO4204 - Borthwick Institute

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location Borthwick Institute
Grid reference SE 6074 5204 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Not recorded.

Date

1970-73

Map

Description

Excavated by the York Excavation Group, the site has not been fully published. The most comprehensive account is in Monaghan 1997 (SYO1173). The main trench revealed a clay pit, into which had been deposited three major dumps of tile waste, as well as ash and partially carbonised wood which may still have been hot when buried. This was all sealed by soil assumed to be of Roman date. Monaghan suggests a hypothetical reconstruction of the archaeological sequence as: 1) Flavian Leg IX tile waste and associated material was dumped (perhaps in stacks as at St Cuthbert's churchyard). 2) A heap of Ebor ware was dumped near to the kiln site in the mid 2nd century. 3) A clay pit was dug between the mid 2hd and early 3rd century. 4) In the later 2nd or early 3rd century the area was cleared and levelled; the piles of surface rubbish were swept into the redundant clay pit, together with hot rubbish which may have been from contemporary kilns. 5) Soil accumulated over the pit. NMR sources: The Antiquaries journal : journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London Continuation of: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, London 54/1974/2: The Yorkshire archaeological journal Continuation of: Yorkshire archaeological and topographical journal 44/1972/221 Yorkshire Philosophical Society : annual reports /1971/14 Yorkshire Philosophical Society : annual reports /1972/18

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Jason Monaghan. 1997. Roman Pottery from York. The Archaeology of York vol 16: The Pottery: Fasc 8. p1065-1068.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Eboracum (Roman York) (Monument)
  • Roman Pottery and Tile production area, Peaseholme Green (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 5 2020 2:17PM

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