EYO7840 - Church Cottage, Wheldrake

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location Church Cottage, Wheldrake
Grid reference SE 6825 4499 (point)
Map sheet SE64SE
Civil Parish Wheldrake, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

LS Archaeology

Date

2020

Map

Description

Archaeological evaluations were undertaken at the site of Church Cottage in Wheldrake prior to a programme of internal and external alterations and the construction of an extension. A minimal photographic record of the late 18th century east facing elevation of the cottage was undertaken to preserve an image of the cottage prior to its 21st century extension. Ground preparation for the extension involved the displacement of a single gravestone belonging to the Beilby Family. This stone is to be replaced and repositioned within the churchyard. Ground excavations revealed the presence of eleven burials and one possible cremation at 0.75m below ground level or >14.08m <14.20m AOD. The burials were not excavated and were preserved in situ. The disarticulated human bone was retained and assessed. The minimum number of individuals represented by the bone assemblage numbered six, most being adult, with a small amount indicating younger adults and children, including one perinate. Some illness was noted in the bones, such as degeneration in joints, whereas dental assessment was suggestive of poor oral hygiene or protein rich diets and childhood stress.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: LS Archaeology. 2020. Church Cottage, Wheldrake.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Church (Building)
  • CHURCH COTTAGE (Building)
  • CHURCH OF SAINT HELEN (Building)

Record last edited

Feb 19 2021 5:42PM

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