A0085 Parliament Street Sewer

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Title
A0085 Parliament Street Sewer
Alternative Title
1976.11 Parliament Street Sewer
1977.11 Parliament Street Sewer
Description
It was apparent that repair work on the 19th century sewer had truncated archaeological deposits. However, some observations of previously undisturbed archaeological deposits were possible. Part of the south-east wall of the legionary fortress was seen with chevron tooled plinth stones. An iron ploughshare and coulter were recovered from unstratified levels in the fortress ditch. Part of an upstanding wall of a Roman building was observed. Considerable quantities of demolished material for Roman building were also seen. Two undated ditches were thought to belong to the Roman period.

Levels of presumed Anglo-Scandinavian date were observed along the full length of the sewer trench. Their depth increased significantly towards the south-east, the valley of the River Foss. Amorphous peat deposits were seen in quantity. Wicker-lined pits, occasional fence posts, and post and planks from timber buildings were observed. At the south-eastern end of the trench timber sill beams and associated ash floors were observed.
Type
Watching Brief
Date
October 1976 – October 1976
Creator
York Archaeological Trust
Contributor
David Brinklow (excavator)
Richard A Hall (excavator)
Spatial Coverage
Parliament Street, York
SE60325187
Monument Type
Monument Type - Building
Monument Type - Legionary Fortress
Monument Type - Demolition Dump
Monument Type - Ditch
Monument Type - Floor
Monument Type - Fence
Monument Type - Dump
Monument Type - Pit
Monument Type - Sewer
Period
Roman
Anglo-Scandinavian
Medieval
Modern

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