9 High Street, Skipton

9 High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire: Archaeological Watching Brief

Following the submission of a planning application for the construction of a new retail development, which included the demolition of a 1960s building at 9 High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, a series of trial pits were excavated across its footprint in order to examine the ground conditions. An archaeological watching brief was undertaken during this work in order to ascertain whether any archaeological features or deposits would be disturbed during the proposed works.

In total, five trial pits were excavated with an additional excavation in order to install a new manhole/drainage access. All the trial pits demonstrated a significant degree of disturbance from the modern buildings that had occupied the site prior to demolition. No archaeological features, deposits or artefacts were discovered during the course of the watching brief.

The full report will be made available on the Archaeology Data Service website.