EYO6303 - Old St.Oswald's Church, Fulford




Location St. Oswald's Church, Fulford
Grid reference SE 6043 4963 (point)
Map sheet SE64NW
Civil Parish Fulford, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





The redundant church of Old St Oswald's, Fulford (SE605497), in a suburb to the south of the city of York, on the east bend of the River Ouse, was converted into a private house in the early 1980s. The work was monitored by the York Archaeological Trust and by the Department of Archaeology, University of York. Small-scale excavation located part of the foundations of a structure, on a similar orientation to and underlying the west end of the present Norman building, probably an earlier church. This excavation also provided below-ground details of the standing structure; these were augmented by the observation of the fabric where it was disturbed during construction. The interior was also recorded by rectified photography. Service trenches in the churchyard located the limits of the medieval and later cemetery to the south and the foundation of pre- 1870 structures were recorded. This data complements the aboveground survey of the now-cleared graveyard. Finds include a fragment of Roman ?bottle glass, perhaps from a funerary urn, a Roman stone coffin lid, a stamped sherd of Anglo- Saxon pottery and part of a late lOth-llth-century cross shaft. York Archaeological Trust annual report /1980-1981/APPENDIX I Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies XII/1981/329 Interim : bulletin of the York Archaeological Trust 7.3/1980/29-34 Yorkshire Philosophical Society : annual reports /1980/31

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1980. Old St.Oswald's Church, Fulford.
  • --- Unpublished document: 1980. Old St.Oswald's Churchyard, Fulford.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Oswald's Church (Building)

Record last edited

Mar 27 2020 1:39PM


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