EYO2838 - Stone coffin found under house at corner of Price's Lane and Bishopgate Street


Event - Intervention


Grid reference SE 6019 5112 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



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Large coffin of stone found in July 1851 at a depth of 3ft under house at corner of Price's Lane and Bishopgate Street, containing the skeleton of a child between her legs. The bodies had been covered in gypsum forming a cast preserved in the Yorkshire Museum, with fragments of cloth still adhereing to it. No grave goods are preserved from this coffin but a hole above the left shoulder of the woman's skeleton shows whence some were removed. In 1853 T Price gave the the Yorkshire Museum a small Roman coin found in a stone coffin. NGR IS SE60205112 in RCHME p108

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eburacum. 108.

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Apr 9 2008 11:13AM


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