A0009 4-5 Church Street (CS) (Roman Sewer)

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Title
A0009 4-5 Church Street (CS) (Roman Sewer)
Alternative Title
1972.22 Church Street Roman Sewer
1973.22 Church Street Roman Sewer
1974.22 Church Street Roman Sewer
Description
A Roman sewer system and an adjacent complex of buildings in the praetentura of the legionary fortress were excavated. The sewer comprised a main channel with six side passages running into it; five of the channels connected with the main channel; entry points in the roofs of the channels and a manhole; and traces of what might have been a sluice were found. The channel and passages were vaulted in places, apparently to bear the weight of the buildings above. The sewer lies close to a legionary bath complex of which the adjacent building may be a part. Drains for a bath and a hypocaust were found.

Deposits within the sewer were analysed for their environmental evidence and the origin and character of the stone used in its construction were researched.

It is likely that the sewer preceded the first stone buildings of the fortress in the early 2nd century and that the sewer system was closed before the end of the 4th century.
Type
Excavation
Date
December 1972 – February 1974
Creator
York Archaeological Trust
Contributor
A Sumpter (excavator)
D Stewart (excavator)
J B Whitwell (excavator)
D Phillips (excavator)
MAG (excavator)
Spatial Coverage
4-6 Church Street and 28-30 Swinegate, York
SE60355193
Period
Roman

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