P0274 York Castle Car Park

Item

Title
P0274 York Castle Car Park
Alternative Title
1995.58 York Castle Car Park
Description
"Two trenches each 20m long were excavated to locate and investigate the north gate to York Castle. Considerable disturbance in the form of 19th century brick prison walls and a Civic Centre basement constructed in 1939 but never completed had removed all trace of York Castle in this area. However, small areas of archaeological survival were located and contained deposits of Roman through to 11th century date.

A compacted surface and two pits were Roman in date. A disturbed hearth and a rubbish pit dates from the Anglo-Scandinavian period. These deposits suggested occupation in the vicinity. A limestone feature of unknown date and function may be attributable to the medieval castle."
Type
Evaluation
Date
6 February 1995 – March 1995
Creator
York Archaeological Trust
Contributor
A Clarke (excavator)
Spatial Coverage
York Castle Car Park, off Tower Street, York
SE60525148
Period
Roman
Anglo-Scandinavian
Medieval
Modern

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Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York Text

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