P0532/P0574 BHS Store, 44 Coney Street

Item

Title
P0532/P0574 BHS Store, 44 Coney Street
Alternative Title
1998.2 BHS Store, 44 Coney Street
Description
Archaeological work carried out in advance of the construction of escalator pits revealed extremely well preserved remains of the Roman legionary fortress wall standing to a height just below the modern floor surface. The fortress wall appeared to be retained as a landscape feature well into the 13th century, and although the wall was robbed and material built up against its sides during the medieval period, it continued to be used as a property boundary in to the 20th century.



Occupation of the Feasgate frontage was represented by a series of pits which indicated the disposal of butchery and leather working waste which were dated to the early 12th - 13th century. Timber and clay lined pits which had been truncated by later pits may have been associated with tanning or textile dyeing trades. A complex series of beam slots, which was thought to be the remains of a timber framed outbuilding or byre, dated to the 12th century. Medieval deposits had been partly truncated and post medieval deposits completely removed by the construction of the modern shop.
Type
Evaluation, Watching Brief
Date
9 January 1998 – 16 January 1998
1 June 1998 – 8 June 1998
Creator
York Archaeological Trust
Contributor
N Macnab (fieldwork)
David Evans (fieldwork)
Spatial Coverage
44, Coney Street/Feasegate, York
SE60305182
Period
Roman
Anglo-Scandinavian
Medieval
Modern
Undated

Position: 774 (11 views)