Features at Under the Uplands

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Basic Information

  • Substantial deposit of cave earth in Chamber B


  • Context: UTU_3002
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    • Chamber B in Victoria Cave
    • Nigel Steel
    • 3-1-2017


    • Substantial deposit of upper cave earth within Chamber B. It is truncated to the south-west and north-east by the 1870-78 excavations. The level of this deposit is 419.2m AOD and there is a possibility that it was not significantly disturbed during the earlier excavations and could therefore contain R-B deposits. The section at the south-west contains disturbed, out of sequence blocks of flowstone and there is an extant section of flowstone in the north-east section at alevel of c.418.2m AOD suggesting that there is a flowstone floor 1.0m below the present surface. Faunal remains have become exposed at the south western section of the extant depostit (at about SD83836.7, 65065.3), they were left insitu as required within the brief, species unknown. This was allocated VA9 in LUAU 1995 survey. (Quartermaine, J. 1995. Victoria And Albert Caves North Yorkshire: Archaeological Survey. Lancaster University Archaeological Unit. Lancaster)
      • Nigel Steel
    • 10-1-2017

Dating Narrative

    • Romano-British artefacts were found in this area of Chamber B
      • Nigel Steel
    • 10-1-2017