Source/Archive record SYO1886 - The Mount Royal Hotel EVAL

Title The Mount Royal Hotel EVAL
Date/Year 2016


This evaluation report, compiled by York Archaeological Trust in December 2016, provides a descriptive, drawn and photographic record of six trial pits excavated in the rear gardens of the Mount Royal Hotel. The archaeological evaluation was undertaken in advance of planning for a proposed housing development as the site was thought to have high archaeological potential. This was due to a number of past archaeological investigations, conducted in the area, which had found Roman burials. This evaluation revealed no evidence for Roman burials and instead revealed that there has been substantial levelling and alteration to the ground level within the terraced gardens, dating from the 19th century onwards. The archaeological deposits encountered during this evaluation were locally significant and of low archaeological importance. There is, however, still potential for significant archaeological deposits located beneath the maximum depth reached by this evaluation (approximately 1m BPGL for each Trial Pit) as natural deposits were not encountered within any of the trial pits.

Referenced Monuments (1)

  • Fort 1642AD The Mount (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

  • The Mount Royal Hotel EVAL (Ref: 2016/90)

Record last edited

Jan 24 2017 3:17PM


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