EYO5728 - PAWSONS WAREHOUSE SKELDERGATE

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location Skeldergate
Grid reference
Map sheet
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1972

Map

No mapped location recorded.

Description

EXCAVATION Medieval river wall, watergate and passageway Post-medieval warehouse Modern alterations In 1970 demolition took places to remove the final part of a riverside warehouse on Skeldergate, which had occupied that site since 1719. Described by Drake (1736) as ‘noble vaults built in [Skeldergate] by the late Mr Pawson wine merchant; whose father and grandfather were of the same business’. The property past out of the Pawson family in 1760, changing hands several more times until one vault was demolished to be replaced by flour mills in the first half of 19th Century, the next two vaults came down in 1920 and as mentioned the final one in 1970. A proposed major development in the area led to an archaeological investigation being carried out in 1972 with pottery found at the site showing that there had been some industrial activity in this area. In 1982 this pottery was studied and revealed the history of the location pre-Pawsons. NMR sources: Archaeological excavations Department of the Environment /1973/109 For 1972 NMR sources ( entry 658799 ) Interim : bulletin of the York Archaeological Trust 1.1/1973/20-21 Interim : bulletin of the York Archaeological Trust 1.2/1973/39 Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology Index to vols 1-5 (1957-61); 6-10 (1962-66); 11-15 (1967-71); 16-20(1972-76); 21-25 (1977-81); 26-30 (1982-86); 31-35 (1987-91); 36-40 (1992-1996) XVIII/1974/205 The Antiquaries journal : journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London Continuation of: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, London LIV/1975/225-227

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT draft level 4 text.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. Pawson's Warehouse, Skeldergate.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (5)

  • PAWSONS WAREHOUSE SKELDERGATE: Modern (Ref: 1972.19)
  • PAWSONS WAREHOUSE SKELDERGATE: Modern (Ref: 1972.19)
  • PAWSONS WAREHOUSE SKELDERGATE: Post-medieval (Ref: 1972.19)
  • PAWSONS WAREHOUSE SKELDERGATE: medieval (Ref: 1972.19)
  • PAWSONS WAREHOUSE SKELDERGATE: Post-medeval (Ref: 1972.19)

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May 12 2020 2:59PM

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