EYO6766 - Former BHS store, 44 Coney St

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location Former BHS store, 44 Coney St/11-13 Feasegate
Grid reference SE 6024 5180 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2019

Map

Description

In September 2019 York Archaeological Trust prepared a desk-based assessment and borehole monitoring report for a site at Former BHS store, 44 Coney Street/11-13 Feasegate, York, YO1 8SQ (SE 60296 51817). The work was undertaken for William Saunders in advance of works to install a new customer escalator as part of refurbishment works. The proposed development site lies within the York Area of Archaeological Importance and just within the Historic Core Conservation Area. Previous investigations in the area have demonstrated the presence of extensive Roman archaeology, including the presence of the well-preserved Roman Legionary Fortress wall and associated road, as well as substantial medieval deposits, early property boundary changes and the cellar of a medieval stone building. Boreholes conducted in 2019 in the location of the proposed works showed organic rich deposits dating from the late medieval period present just beneath the modern concrete and hardcore at around 12.50m AOD, or just less than a metre below current ground level. A cobble layer, possibly evidence of the Roman road, was recorded at between 9.69m to 11.04m AOD.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2019. Former BHS store, 44 Coney St DBA and EVA.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Remains of a Roman Settlement (Monument)
  • The Black Swan Inn, 44 Coney Street (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 26 2020 3:11PM

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