EYO5027 - Acomb Grange Fishpond




Location Land south of Acomb Grange
Grid reference Centred SE 5631 5057 (177m by 198m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish Rufforth and Knapton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



On Site Archaeology


Not recorded.



This Desktop Assessment has been prepared at the request of Mr Paul Chappell in support of an application for planning permission to create a fishing facility for the use of disable young people, on land to the south of Acomb Grange, Acomb, York The assessment indicates that the site of the proposed new pond lies along the medieval and post-medieval moat, which enclosed the Grange. Acomb Grange was owned, from the early 12th century to the Dissolution of the Monasteries, by St Leonard's Hospital, one of the most important establishments of its kind in the country. Acomb Grange was at times used as a residence for the Master of the Hospital, the best known of which, Walter de Langton, was also Treasurer to the King. The excavation of the pond will cause the removal ofwell-preserved, organic deposits dating to the medieval and post-medieval periods. The extent and depth of these deposits is not fully understood. Therefore a programme offield evaluation is likely to be required, followed by an appropriate level of mitigation to maximise preservation in-situ of the remains and ensure that an adequate record of any deposits that have to be removed is undertaken. Any archaeological fieldwork undertaken on the site will provide an opportunity to include and inform the local community.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2006. Acomb Grange Fishpond York.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 27 2022 2:21PM


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