EYO2242 - Haymarket Car Park

Type

Event - Intervention

Location

Location Peasholme Green
Grid reference SE 60727 51922 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1986-87

Map

Description

A large pit, presumably for clay extraction, had been filled in the late Roman period. The development of the parish church of All Saints, Peasholme Green was investigated and burials both within and to the north of the church were excavated. The church was closed in the mid 16th century and the remains burnt for lime. Two Papal Bullae were found, both from inside the church; one was found in the left hand of an adult burial which was located within the north aisle of the church towards the east end, probably close to a chantry chapel or the altar. The second bulla appears to have been associated with a disturbed burial situated towards the west end of the aisle – the burial appeared to have been affected by a later inhumation in the same location. Although the names of the issuing popes are legible on both bullae, the numbers are not clear, so the exact dates of their issue cannot be ascertained with certainty; we do know they were issued by Urban and by Clement. The most likely candidates appear to be Urban IV (1261-64), V (1362-70) or VI (1378-89), and Clement IV (1265-68), V (1305-14), or VI (1342-52). A weighbridge for the 19th century hay market was recorded beneath the modern car park surface.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT archive 1986.14.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. Three Papal Bullae from Peasholme Green.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • All Saints Peaseholme Green (Monument)
  • Cemetery of All Saints Peaseholme Green (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (8)

  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)
  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)
  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)
  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)
  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)
  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)
  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)
  • Haymarket Car Park (Ref: 1986-87.14)

Record last edited

Feb 9 2017 4:33PM

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