EYO46 - St Andrewgate / Spen Lane




Location St Andrewgate / Spen Lane
Grid reference SE 6049 5189 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust


Nov - 1993



Evaluation trenches, excavated in advance of a proposed housing development, identified well preserved medieval and post-medieval remains. Archaeological deposits survived immediately below the modern ground surface in the area adjacent to St Andrewgate. These were dated to the late 18th-early 19th century, and were the latest in a sequence demonstrating the continued use, development and modification, neglect and renewal, of buildings on the street frontage. The position of the excavation trench severely limited interpretation of the form of, and the inter-relationship between buildings. The earliest deposits seen were thought to date to the 12th century. The first indications of internal building features dated to the 13th century. They comprised the scant remains of a floor surface and an internal division within a building fronting St Andrewgate. Behind this property was timber fencing which marked the edge of a break of slope. Following the gradual accumulation of deposits during the late 13th/early 14th centuries, which could be described as a period of neglect, there was renewed structural activity at the western end of the site, but the full extent of these buildings and associated features could not be determined because they were outside the area of excavation (INTERIM 1996). York Archaeological Trust and Yorkshire Museum accession code: 1993.16. Information from RCHME Microfilm Index, PRN: 6144.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1993. St Andrewgate/Spen Lane.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Serial: YAT. INTERIM 21. 1-4. 21/1.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • All Saints School (Ref: 1993.15)

Record last edited

Sep 17 2021 12:48PM


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