EYO854 - Joseph Rowntree School Evaluation




Location Joseph Rowntree School
Grid reference SE 6114 5610 (point)
Map sheet SE65NW
Civil Parish New Earswick, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



On Site Archaeology


July - 2007



Archaeological Evaluation. An archaeological evaluation was carried out by On Site Archaeology at Joseph Rowntree School, New Earswick in July 2007 on behalf of the City of York CounciL A total of thirteen trenches were excavated, eight within the current school playingfields andfive in rough ground to the south of the school. Only two trenches revealed archaeological features comprising a ditch in trenches 9 and 10. This appeared to be a boundary ditch with a right angled corner and was dated by finds to the latefirst or early secord centuries AD. It is possible that this was the remains of a Roman marching camp analogous tofourfurther examples knownfrom within a lkm radius of this site. However, not enough of the ditch was revealed either by the current evaluation or by geophysics to be certain of its function. No other archaeologicalfeatures werefound on the site. However, further Roman activity from a later period was attested byfinds ofRoman pottery and CBM in the topsoil and subsoil of two more trenches. Strayfinds of a medieval date were recoveredftom the topsoil and fills of land drains elsewhere and were probably the results of agriculture. NMR Information: No further description.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2007. Joseph Rowntree School EVA.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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