EYO55 - St Georges School, Margaret Street, Walmgate




Location Margaret Street, Walmgate
Grid reference Centred SE 6084 5151 (34m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire





Dec - 1994



A borehole survey and excavation of three trenches formed an evaluation in advance of determining a planning application on this site. Two of the trenches were located in the school forecourt on Margaret Street. These were excavated to a depth of 1.5m and contained only modern material. Trench 3 was located in a sub-basement adjacent to the Walmgate frontage of the site. The floor of the sub-basement was located some 0.9m below the pavement level in Walmgate. Excavation continued only to a depth of 0.45m below the base of the foundation layer of brick rubble. The excavation revealed a complex set of well-preserved waterlogged deposits relating to the interior of a 10th/11th century building. Four separate phases of activity were identified. Phase 1 comprised a wattle lined pit, a clay floor with trampled organic debris, and several wooden posts forming a possible boundary. Phase 2 consisted of a number of pits, floor layers, and a hearth. Phase 3 consisted of a further set of floor deposits. Phase 4 appeared to represent a period of disuse. All later deposits had been destroyed when the sub-basement for the school was built.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: ARCUS. 1994. St Georges School Margaret Street.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (6)

  • North Parade (Ref: 1994/)
  • Nelson Lane (Ref: 1994/)
  • 27 St Helens Road
  • Rosemary Place (Ref: 1994/)
  • Fishergate Blue Bridge (Ref: 1994/)
  • Marks and Spencers, 44-45 Parliament Street (Ref: 1994/)

Record last edited

Aug 14 2019 3:07PM


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