EYO6039 - St Mary's Abbey South Transept

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location St Mary's Abbey South Transept
Grid reference SE 5994 5217 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Museums Trust

Date

2015

Map

Description

A major landscaping and gardening project by York Museums Trust (YMT) intends to reclaim unused land between the York Art Gallery and Kings' Manor area and develop the North-West corner of the precinct of St. Mary's Abbey as part of a wider scheme of landscaping developments within the environs of the Museum Gardens, York. In advance of the installation of a fibre optic cable across the line of the site, investigations to establish the nature and condition of deposits immediately below the ground surface of St. Mary's Abbey were required. An archaeological watching brief, undertaken by York Museums Trust from 30th-31st March 2015, recorded the three trenches excavated as part of this scheme of works. Ground penetrating works undertaken after the evaluation trenches encountered further in situ archaeological remains, recorded here. An excavation was carried out from 10th-15th April 2015 by York Museums Trust staff to investigate the nature of the remains

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2015. St Mary's Abbey South Transept.
  • --- Article in Journal: York Museums Trust. 2015. Shallow suprises: Excavations in the ruins of St Marys Abbey.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • ST MARY'S ABBEY REMAINS CHURCH (Monument)

Record last edited

May 26 2020 3:32PM

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