EYO6856 - Minster Car Hire




Location Minster Car Hire
Grid reference SE 5979 5149 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





One evaluation trench (5x5m) excavated to a depth of 1m by machine then stepped to form a 2x2m trench hand excavated to a depth of 3.20m (17.13m AOD). The natural geology was recorded at the base of the trench followed by a well preserved sequence of Roman occupation. The evaluation trench revealed a complex sequence of archaeological deposits, ranging from modern and post-medieval to Roman in date. A series of brick walls of 18th to 20th century date was observed to cut possible medieval garden soils to the rear of buildings fronting on to Micklegate. These soils post-dated a substantial stone wall of medieval date which in turn overlaid an earlier medieval robbed out structural feature. Below the medieval horizon, a series of pits and dumps dating to the Roman period was excavated which overlay a demolished Roman building with possible evidence for a hypocaust system. The building was found to immediately overlie an oven that was also dated to the Roman period. The sequence observed within the evaluation demonstrates the high potential of the site to contain well-preserved and substantial structures and deposits from the Roman period to the medieval period. The post-medieval and early modern horizon was found to be extensively damaged by modern services and intrusions.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2019. Archaeological Investigations at Minster Self Drive.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Micklegate Motors (Building)
  • Roman Road (RCHME Road 10) (Route)

Record last edited

Feb 11 2020 4:20PM


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