EYO4603 - Ambulance Station Dundas Street

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location Dundas Street, Hungate
Grid reference Centred SE 6075 5190 (27m by 37m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2010

Map

Description

The earliest deposits encountered were burnt layers which had probably derived from domestic hearth rakings. The second phase of activity related to the medieval cemetery of All Saints which was in use from at least the early 12th century until the mid 16th century. The majority of the north-western part of the excavation area was dominated by graveyard deposits. The excavation uncovered evidence for several phases of buildings that developed around the former All Saints churchyard from the 17th century. The earliest buildings were probably timber-framed and dated to the 17th and early 18th centuries. The buildings were situated beneath the property later known as 18 Hay Market. By the 18th century the whole area surrounded by a former cemetery was built up and evidence was found for new brick built buildings, and numerous additions and rebuilds which occurred during the 18th and 19th centuries. A series of brick-built cess-pits and later coal drops were also found. The 19th and 20thcentury buildings surrounding the Hay Market were demolished during the late 1930s and the final chapter of the sites use in latter half of the 20th century was as an ambulance station.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2010. CAD drawings, Ambulance Station Dundas Street York, location of cemetery.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2010. The Former Ambulance Station Site Hungate Development York, Report No 2010/94.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Cemetery of All Saints Peaseholme Green (Monument)

Record last edited

May 18 2020 2:48PM

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