Monument record MYO2022 - Heslington Hill Anglo-Saxon Settlement


Archaeological excavations by Field Archaeology Specialists in 2002 outside the walls of York have revealed new evidence for the elusive transition between the Roman and Viking city. At Heslington Hill, in the campus of the present University of York, an early Anglo-Saxon settlement dates from c AD 550 to AD 650.


Grid reference Centred SE 62345 50857 (237m by 133m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish Heslington, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

NMR Information

Small scale excavations in advance of development at the North campus of York University in 2002 located a Saxon agricultural settlement on a morainic ridge. A small rural farming community occupied the closest upland to the Roman city from irca 550-700.

1 Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology Jan-26 52, 2008

NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

CA Spall and NJ Toop, 2008, Before Eoforwic: New Light on York in the 6th–7th Centuries (Article in Journal). SYO190.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Article in Journal: CA Spall and NJ Toop. 2008. Before Eoforwic: New Light on York in the 6th–7th Centuries. Medieval Archaeology volume 52 2008.
  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 20 2020 4:31PM


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