EYO4590 - Land Adjacent Number 40 Saint Paul’s Square, York

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location land adjacent 40 St Pauls Square
Grid reference Centred SE 5902 5132 (36m by 26m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Æcern Archæology

Date

2011

Map

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out on land adjacent to 40 Saint Paul’s Square, York (SE 5903 5132); AA11WB01, to fulfil a condition attached to planning application (10/02593/FUL) for the construction of a detached dwelling and parking spaces. Ground reduction and foundation trenching for the construction of a detached dwelling was monitored over six visits between 23rd August and 2nd September 2011. A deep sequence of colluvial hillwash and make-up deposits, sealed by modern garden soil was recorded. The geological sand and gravel was seen in the deepest of the foundations, where it was cut by large ill-defined features; possibly representing quarrying activity of unknown date. Finds dating to the Roman and medieval periods were recovered from the overburden during the archaeological work. NMR Information: Monitoring of development groundworks recorded quarrying of uncertain date and residual finds of Roman and medieval date. Information from OASIS Online Form.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2011. Land Adjacent Number 40 Saint Paul’s Square, York.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • undated quarry pits (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 27 2019 2:12PM

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