A0012 Museum Street/Lendal (Interval Tower SW5)

Item

Title
A0012 Museum Street/Lendal (Interval Tower SW5)
Alternative Title
1973.4 Interval Tower SW5, Museum Chambers
1974.4 Interval Tower SW5, Museum Chambers
Description
A sample area of the late Roman intervallum road, which had a stone-lined drain along its inner edge, was investigated. Part of a contemporary barrack block was also encountered. On the site of the interval tower rampart material was found pre-dating the tower, and a part of the fortress wall. Evidence was found for a timber interval tower, which was later replaced by one built of stone. A part of the legionary fortress curtain wall contemporary with the tower was found.

Roman occupation of the area continued through to the 4th century. A small pit may have dated to the Anglian period. The footings for the corner of a stone building possibly dating to the 14th-15th century were located. Pits and wells dating through the 12th-15th century indicate continuous medieval occupation in the area. Extensive cellars and foundations of the 19th century York Festival Concert Rooms was the latest phase of construction on the site.
Type
Excavation
Date
1973 – 1974
Creator
York Archaeological Trust
Contributor
A Sumpter (excavator)
J MacIlroy (excavator)
B Constantine (excavator)
Spatial Coverage
Museum Street/Lendal, York
SE60065201
Monument Type
Monument Type - Road
Monument Type - Drain
Monument Type - Interval Tower
Monument Type - Rampart
Monument Type - Barrack
Monument Type - Legionary Fortress
Monument Type - Pit
Monument Type - Occupation
Monument Type - Building
Monument Type - Well
Monument Type - Concert Hall
Period
Roman
Anglian
Medieval
Modern
Media
744839.jpg

Linked resources

Items with "References: A0012 Museum Street/Lendal (Interval Tower SW5)"
Title Class
Excavations and Observations on the Defences and Adjacent Sites, 1971-90 Text
Interval Tower SW5 and the South-west Defences: Excavations 1972-5 Text
Post-Roman Coins from York Excavations 1971-81 Text
Roman Pottery from York Text
Selected Pottery Groups AD650-1780 Text

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