EYO7276 - ST COLUMBA'S UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 30 PRIORY STREET

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location ST COLUMBA'S UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 30 PRIORY STREET
Grid reference SE 5992 5142 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1995

Map

Description

A watching brief was held in advance of building work which was to include the excavation of a lift shaft. The church of St Columba lies in a hollow, presumably man-made, and the room in which the auger hole was located has a floor level c. 2.50m below the level of adjacent Priory Street. Unless a massive dump of clean clay has been introduced to the area it must be reasonable to conclude that the clay encountered was the natural sub-soil and that any archaeological remains, apart perhaps from features cut into this sub-soil, have been destroyed by the construction of the church and the creation of the hollow.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 1995. ST COLUMBA'S UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 30 PRIORY STREET.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Nov 26 2021 1:42PM

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