EYO7821 - 48a Marygate, York




Location 48a Marygate
Grid reference SE 5983 5221 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



On Site Archaeology





The investigation has revealed that the development area was a focus of activity during the Roman mid- 2nd to mid-3rd centuries and early medieval period to the 14th - 16th centuries. Roman activity has been characterised by the presence of a possible kiln/oven, a ditch, pits and soil horizons. The medieval period activity is highlighted by pit digging, a probable property boundary ditch and soil horizons. The pits were dated to between the mid-11th to 12th and 14th to 16th centuries and the soil horizons to the 12th to 15th centuries. Later activity is represented by levelling deposits mainly sealing the medieval soil horizons and dated to between the 16th - 18th and 18th - 19th centuries. This activity is probably related to the embryonic development of Marygate properties that currently exist. A robber trench dated to the 17th century has been interpreted as potentially robbing out a Roman foundation/wall, highlighting the potential existence of above ground Roman structures during this period.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On Site Archaeology. 2019. 48a Marygate.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • ST OLAVES HOUSE (Building)

Record last edited

Jan 11 2021 9:51AM


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