EYO5083 - St. Mary's Church, Castlegate

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location In front of St. Mary's church, Castlegate
Grid reference Centred SE 6043 5161 (37m by 10m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

Between 26th October and 31st October York Archaeological Trust undertook an archaeological watching brief at St Mary’s Church, Castlegate, York. This was to observe the excavation of a small trench dug around the southern side of the church to accommodate a power cable for a new floodlighting system. Moderate, locally frequent, amounts of disarticulated human bone were noted during the digging of the trench but the looseness and mixed nature of the deposits encountered made it clear that all the bone had been redeposited and was unstratified. No deposits of any great archaeological significance were noted, but a buried chamfered plinth belonging to the south wall of the church was noted close to and west of the porch.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2005. St Mary's Church Castlegate.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Church Of St Mary Castlegate (Building)

Record last edited

Jul 6 2020 8:26PM

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