EYO4 - St. Georges field car park Phase 2-3 archaeological evaluation




Location St. Georges field
Grid reference SE 6051 5130 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust


Nov - 1990



Phase 2 consisted of a single additional trench 10mx3 m of which only the central part of the trench, measuring 5.5m in length was excavated. Phase 1 (EYO3) and Phase 2 (EYO4) evaluation excavations uncovered well-preserved structural remains and several phases of medieval occupation of the important medieval chapel of St George. Known from historical sources to have been built as the chapel for York Castle during the 12th century, it was granted to the Knights Templar in 1246 and became a royal free chapel following the suppression of the order in 1311. Excavations also found evidence of the 16th century redevelopment of the buildings as a workhouse and later a public house. Additionally, to the west of the chapel an 18th century post-medieval building, possibly a high status residence fronting on to post-medieval Tower Street, was located. This building appeared to have been used for industrial activities in the early 19th century. Phase 3 - trench excavated revealed S.W. exterior wall of St George's Chapel. RCHME Microfilm Index PRN: 2738. 1992.17

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1990. St. Georges field car park SEE SYO134.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1990. St George's Field Car Park Phase 2.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1990. St George's Field Car Park Phase 2.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St George's Chapel (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • St. Georges field car park phase 1 archaeological evaluation (Ref: 1990/17)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • ST GEORGES FIELD (Ref: 1990.17)

Record last edited

Dec 20 2019 10:42AM


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