EYO6799 - Castle Mills Wharfe, Tower Street

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location Castle Mills Wharfe, Tower Street
Grid reference SE 6059 5128 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2010

Map

Description

Monitoring of geoarchaeological boreholes to evaluate the nature of the deposits beneath a jetty-structure known as the Castle Mills island. Boreholes 1 and 2 were not archaeologically observed; in these sandstone bedrock was reported at 10 to 11m BGL (-3 to -4m AOD) beneath a clayey silty fill. In borehole 3, the rig operators encountered bone and pottery at between 9 and 9.7m BGL (-1.7 to -2.4m AOD). A quantity of Roman pottery and animal bone had been recovered from a soft-plastic, very clayey silt which appeared to be highly organic in nature. The animal bone was black and bore butchery marks, and there were small fragments of leather. The pottery provides a date range of 1st to late 3rd century AD, and the whole is clearly a Roman deposit.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2010. Castle Mills Wharfe, Tower Street.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • CASTLE MILLS LOCK (Monument)
  • Castle Mills Sluice (Monument)
  • Foss Navigation (Route)

Record last edited

Apr 6 2020 11:17AM

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