EYO586 - Former Victoria House Micklegate

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location Former Victoria House Micklegate
Grid reference SE 6005 5163 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

April - 2002

Map

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out by York Archaeological Trust on the site of the former Co-operative store in Victoria House, Micklegate, York. This entailed the observation of 17 screw auger piles, the excavation of eight trenches and the sinking of a single borehole for dating and environmental purposes. Materials cast up by the screw auger indicated the presence of deeplv stratified archaeological deposits, probablv relating mostly to the Roman period and apparently including timber structures. Remains observed in the trenches consisted of medieval - post-medieval walls and deposits together with 19th century cellar walls, cellar infill and 20th century construction levels. The borehole yielded significant environmental data from waterlogged organic deposits and indicated the seepage of gasses from historic organic deposits. Accession no: 2001.10749. York Archaeological Trust annual report 10 30/2001-2002

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2002. Former Victoria House Micklegate.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • 8-12 Micklegate (Monument)
  • The Pack Horse Inn (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (5)

  • Former Victoria House Micklegate: Trench 4
  • Former Victoria House Micklegate: Trench 6
  • Former Victoria House Micklegate: Trench 7
  • Former Victoria House Micklegate: Borehole
  • Former Victoria House Micklegate: Piles 7, 16 and 17

Record last edited

May 12 2020 4:56PM

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