EYO29 - York Castle Car-Park




Location York Castle Car-Park
Grid reference Centred SE 6054 5150 (60m by 70m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust


Jun - 1992



Six evaluation trenches in the north-east portion of the car park. The earliest activity on the site was three Anglo-Scandinavian pits cut into natural. Deposits which were interpreted as part of the bailey bank of the castle, and a post-hole which may have held a timber upright assocaited with the palisade, were the only elements of the castle identified. A brick wall and brick terraces were thought to have been part of a 16th century ornamental garden feature. Part of the Felons Prison of 1826 and the basement foundation of the 1939 civic centre were present. YORAT and YORYM code 1992.5 RCHME microfilm PRN: 4458.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1992. York Castle Car Park.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Serial: YAT. 1992. INTERIM 17. 1-4.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Record last edited

Sep 23 2021 10:27AM


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