A0002 Museum Street/Lendal

Item

Title
A0002 Museum Street/Lendal
Alternative Title
1972.15 Museum Street/Lendal (LA)
1972.15 Lendal (LA)
Description
Four phases in the construction, renewal and modification of the south-west defences of the Roman legionary fortress were revealed. The earliest ditch ran close to the curtain wall. It was approximately 5m wide by 1.3m deep and although no dating evidence was recovered it was presumed to have been in use in the 1st century AD after which it was deliberately filled. Further south-west, the second, third and fourth ditches appeared to have been excavated along the same line, but had dissimilar profiles. The second, wider ditch contained pottery dating to the late 2nd and 3rd century. The fourth ditch was filled in the late fourth century but trenches dug along the inner edge of this ditch, possibly for palisades, indicate a further strengthening of the defences in post-Roman times. Material from a fill of one of these trenches contained pottery dating to the Anglo-Scandinavian period. Buildings were constructed on the site in the 19th century and subsequently modified and demolished and had removed medieval and post-medieval deposits.
Type
Excavation
Date
April 1972 – June 1972
Creator
York Archaeological Trust
Contributor
S Coll (excavator)
Spatial Coverage
Museum Street/Lendal, York
SE60075202
Period
Roman
Medieval
Modern

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Interval Tower SW5 and the South-west Defences: Excavations 1972-5 Text
Roman Pottery from York Text

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