EYO5886 - Land at Moor Lane ST10

Type

GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY

Location

Location Land at Moor Lane York
Grid reference Centred SE 5721 4879 (1864m by 1455m)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Askham Bryan, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Environmental Dimension Partnership

Date

2014

Map

Description

A geophysical (magnetometer) survey, covering approximately 93 hectares, was carried out on agricultural land on the south-western periphery of York, to support its promotion for residential and mixed use development. Overall, the results indicate that the site has a low potential for significant archaeology as most of the site is situated on low lying ground adjacent to an area of wetland (Askham Bogs). Here most of the anomalies are due to fairly recent agricultural or modern activity. One field on the eastern edge of the site has been infilled and landscaped following clay extraction and clearly has no archaeological potential. However, one area of clear archaeological potential has been identified on higher ground towards the northern end of the site. Here a cluster of, albeit weak and fragmented, anomalies are interpreted as soil-filled ditches comprising enclosures of likely prehistoric or Romano-British date. Features within the enclosures, including at least one roundhouse, indicate settlement activity. A smaller cluster of linear and discrete anomalies located to the south-western corner of the site may also have some archaeological potential, although this interpretation is much more tentative. In addition, geological anomalies around the southern site boundary close to Askham Bog could locate natural features with the potential for the presence of waterlogged deposits of palaeo-environmental interest.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: WYAS. 2014. Geophysical Survey land at Moor Lane ST10 Project Design.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Moor Lane Historic Environment and Landscape Assessment DBA (Ref: EDP2165_04c)

Record last edited

Jan 10 2020 10:52AM

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