EYO4884 - 58-59, Skeldergate, York

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location 58-59, Skeldergate, York
Grid reference Centred SE 6019 5144 (33m by 23m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1973-75

Map

Description

EXCAVATION Rescue excavation. Structures and features of Anglo-Scandinavian, medieval and post-medieval date were encountered. Interpretation of Anglo-Scandinavian levels was complicated by later stone robbing and extensive intrusion of medieval pits and buildings. Roman levels were reached only in a deep trench in the south corner of the site and in a trial trench in the west corner. These features comprised a road, well and associated structures. This site provided limited evidence for the development of the waterfront in the post-Roman period. Two Anglian or Anglo-Scandinavian structures were located here. One featured rubble packed foundation trenches which also contained upright timbers the other contained a clay floor surface. Both of these structures have not been seen elsewhere in York or have not been dated conclusively. The excavation revealed that this area contained a high density of structures in the Anglo-Scandinavian period. It has provided a sizeable body of evidence for A/S occupation within the former Roman Colonia south of the Ouse. Open area excavation, 33x23m Medieval: Roman: a sequence of seven superimposed road surfaces, probably a riverside road. Also a timber-lined well, abandoned in the 4th century. Two NMR entries for excavations on Skeldergate 1975. No. 658817 is for 1973-5.14. 635697 is for an excavtion on Skelderate 1975 no further information. A further NMR entry ( 658823 ) WB for 1973.32 'Skeldergate' - no other information. NMR sources: Archaeological excavations Department of the Environment /1976/80 For 1975 Archaeological excavations Department of the Environment /1975/67,116,117 For 1974 The Yorkshire archaeological journal Continuation of: Yorkshire archaeological and topographical journal 46/1974/146,149,150 The Yorkshire archaeological journal Continuation of: Yorkshire archaeological and topographical journal 47/1975/9 The Yorkshire archaeological journal Continuation of: Yorkshire archaeological and topographical journal 48/1976/5 Under entry 658817 York Archaeological Trust Fascicule 4.1/1978 York Archaeological Trust Fascicule 8.1/1986/57-61 York Archaeological Trust Fascicule 14.3/1980/102-151 York Archaeological Trust Fascicule 17.2/1978 Under entry 658823 York Archaeological Trust annual report /1974/7

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Unpublished document: AY 4/1.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT archive 1973.14.
  • --- Unpublished document: 1986. Anglo-Scandinavian settlement SW of the Ouse AY 8/1. p37-52.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (17)

  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: natural (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: natural (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: natural (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: natural (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: natural (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Roman (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Roman (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Roman (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Roman (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Anglo-Scandinavian (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Anglo-Scandinavian (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Anglian (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: Anglo-Scandinavian (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: medieval (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: medieval (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: medieval (Ref: 1973-75.14)
  • 58-59, Skeldergate, York: medieval (Ref: 1973-75.14)

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