EYO4907 - General Accident, Tanner Row

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location 24-30 Tanner Row
Grid reference Centred SE 5995 5175 (39m by 32m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1983-84

Map

Description

EXCAVATION Five interconnecting trenches were excavated, revealing a complex sequence of deposits dating from Roman times to the present including exceptionally well-preserved Roman timber structures. Roman stone building aligned NW-SE, presumably fronting onto the main road to the fortress. Anglian (or Anglo-Scan) timber-lined structure, residual 10th century pot. The excavations at 24-30 Tanner Row were of immense interest, providing a rare example of a sequence of excavated deposits spanning the entire history of York from the Romans to the present day. The site was exceptional, both for the depth of the archaeological deposits which had accumulated, and for the levels of organic preservation seen, in particular for the exceptionally rare survival of Roman timber buildings.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT archive report 1983-4.32 (N.F. Pearson).
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2015. ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS AT THE GENERAL ACCIDENT SITE, 24-30 TANNER ROW.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. The Rougier Family, Comb making in York.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2016. Woodworking Technology Tanner Row.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Roman industrial/craft site (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (19)

  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 1: natural (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 1: natural (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident, Tanner Row: Area 1: Roman (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 1: Roman (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 1: Anglian (or Anglo-Scandinavian) (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 1: medieval (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 1: medieval (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 2: natural (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 2: Roman (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 2: medieval (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 4: Roman (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident, Tanner Row: Area 4: medieval (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 3: Roman (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident Tanner Row: Area 3: medieval (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident, Tanner Row: Area 1: Anglo-Scandinavian (Ref: 1983-4.32)
  • General Accident, Tanner Row: Area 1 (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident, Tanner Row: Area 2 (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident, Tanner Row: Area 3 (Ref: 1983-84.32)
  • General Accident, Tanner Row: Area 4 (Ref: 1983-84.32)

Record last edited

Apr 30 2020 12:00PM

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