EYO848 - Junction of Moor Lane & A1237

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location York
Grid reference SE 5626 4924 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

May-June - 2007

Map

Description

An excavation and watching brief was carried out in the area of new road-works at the Moor Lane, A1237 ring-road, York, by York Archaeological Trust in late May – early June 2007. This work did not reveal any archaeological remains of significance. The overwhelming majority of features proved to be land-drains of post-medieval or modern origin. Three features that were not land drains consisted of a modern test-pit in Trench 5, a modern posthole in the watching brief area of the Moor Lane realignment and an ash rich feature in Trench 2. Only the last feature can be considered of any real interest, but even here, particularly in the absence of any finds or dating evidence, there is nothing that can confirm a date of any antiquity The recent archaeological works comprised the excavation of six trenches following on from an archaeological desk-based assessment, a geophysical survey and the monitoring of a series of geotechnical trial pits and boreholes (Figure 2, Trench location plan). Two short periods of watching brief (15th-16th May, 4th-5th June) also formed part of these latest archaeological works. The excavation works were commissioned by Halcrow Plc and followed an archaeological programme of works devised by Halcrow and approved by the City of York Council. NMR Information: An evaluation was carried out and a watching brief was maintained during groundworks at the site. No significant archaeology was encountered.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2007. Jnct Moor Lane & A1237 York.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • A1237 Moor Lane Roundabout (Ref: YORAT:2007.2)

Record last edited

Aug 5 2019 11:09AM

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