Monument record MYO2161 - Store building (Roman)


Store building adjacent to fortress wall extending NW from a point 195 ft NW of Monk Bar and very near to the Roman NE gate.


Grid reference Centred SE 60495 52287 (32m by 28m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Remains were discovered of a stone building some 110ft long and more than 30ft wide, consisting of a range of small rooms, the long axis lying parallel with the NE wall of the fortress. The building had been set deep into the back of the defences: the earth bank had been completely removed and the building was separated from the fortress wall only by a tile drain. The pal resembled that of the Deans Park stone building in that the rooms were divided into two series longitudinally and those at the back were narrower than those facing the intervallum road. Evidence for the use of the building for stores is five large ballistaa balls found on the floor. The building clearly had a complicated structural history, but insufficient evidence was recorded to enable this to be unravelled. The walls had been plastered and some of the floors were concrete. Two coins of Valentinian found on the site might hint that the building continued into use into the 4th century. The position of this building suggests that the intervallum road lay, as on the SW side of the fortress, some 41ft from the inner face of the fortress wall.

RCHME, 1962, Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum, p45 (Bibliographic reference). SYO62.

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  • --- Bibliographic reference: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum. 1. p45.

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Record last edited

Feb 9 2021 10:23AM


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