EYO4566 - West Offices Archaeological Excavation




Location West Offices
Grid reference Centred SE 5979 5172 (45m by 35m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



On Site Archaeology





Assigned to open area excavation of Roman features. It followed: desk based assessment in 2006 (OSA06DT03) borehole monitoring in 2009 (OSA09WB11) - see EYO5044 evaluation trenches in 2009 (OSA09EV05) - see EYO4271 Awaiting report on 2011 final excavation draft report received 05 March 2014 (OSA11EX02) A programme of archaeological excavation was undertaken by On-Site Archaeology Ltd. On works associated with the construction of new offices for City of York Council at West Offices on Station Rise on the south side of the River Ouse. This involved a programme of watching brief, which included also the pile foundation of a new hotel on site, along with a targeted open area excavation underneath the western range of West Offices. This area was sited to target Romano British remains discovered by On Site Archaeology following an evaluation of the site in 2009. The report sets out the main general phases of construction seen on site. This includes several phases of building, some in timber, some in stone, as well as a complicated drainage system.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2011. West Offices Archaeological Excavation.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (4)

  • West Offices Archaeological Excavation: open area (Ref: OSA11EX02)
  • West Offices Archaeological Excavation: Pile location trenches (Ref: OSA11EX02)
  • West Offices Archaeological Excavation: manhole trench, Tanner Row (Ref: OSA11EX02)
  • West Offices Archaeological Excavation: Service trench, Station Rise entrance to council offices (Ref: OSA11EX02)

Record last edited

Oct 29 2015 4:42PM


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