Hull College, Queen's Gardens, Hull. Archaeological Evaluation

Birmingham Archaeology, 2017

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Introduction

Hull College, Queen's Gardens, Hull. Archaeological Evaluation

During August 2008, Birmingham Archaeology was commissioned by Taylor Young Architects on behalf of Hull College to undertake an archaeological evaluation in advance of a proposed new campus development at Hull College, Hull (centred on NGR TA 510106 429070). Twelve trenches of varying size were excavated in areas around the college grounds revealing evidence of activity from the medieval period onward.

The site itself is considered of high archaeological potential, with parts of the evaluation lying inside the old medieval town centre and across areas of the projected line of the medieval town wall. The town wall was located within two of the trenches, with evidence for possible earlier rampart material also recorded in these areas.

Other areas of the site provided evidence for backplots to buildings associated with the original line of Lowgate (Marketgate) within the old town centre, with evidence for later 19th/20th century activity present in many of the trenches in the form of brick foundations and cellar structures.

The evaluation at Hull College has provided results pertaining to the site’s archaeological importance. The area under investigation is extremely significant in terms of increasing our knowledge of Hull’s medieval and post-medieval development.