Monument record MYO4371 - Roman road

Summary

Road identified on first edition OS plan. Excavations at 33 Huntington Road located the side ditch and part of the metalling of a Roman road. The road had two phases of use, in the first phase the road was 9 metres wide, and 15.5 metres wide in the second.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6071 5260 (407m by 545m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

A section by T Tolhurst for the York Excavation Group
was cut at 33 Huntington Road. A Roman road with metalling of two
periods was encountered and the edge of the ditch found but not
explored further because of the high water table. The road
appeared to be exceptionally wide, approx. 9m in the first place,
with two later extensions filling in the earlier ditches and
increasing the final width to approx. 15.5m. It is mentioned
that previous excavations had taken place to ascertain the course
of this road which leads from the porta decumana, but no further
details are given.

The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Continuation of: Yorkshire archaeological and topographical journal 5 48, 1976


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

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  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Feb 28 2020 9:21AM

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