Monument record MYO2179 - Acomb Grange
|Grid reference||Centred SE 5629 5067 (249m by 297m) (2 map features)|
|Civil Parish||Rufforth and Knapton, City of York, North Yorkshire|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (2)
St Leonard's was the largest medieval hospital outside London. It played a significant role in the religious and civic life of the medieval city. Acomb Grange was at times used as the residence for the Master of the Hospital. The most important holder of this office was Walter de Langton. Walter became Master of St Leonard's in 1293 and was Bishop of Lichfield from 1296-1321. He was also Treasurer of England under Edward I. Walter de Langton seems to have spent some of his time at Acomb Grange, using it in the same way as the Abbot of St Mary's used Overton and the Archbishop of York used Cawood and Bishopthorpe. The limited archaeological work which has taken place on the site demonstrate the presence of and further potential for well-preserved, waterlogged organic deposits of medieval date on this site.
Peter Brown (Acomb Grange) has 14th century pewter plate which was recovered from the remains of the moat.
Kaner, Jennifer, 1992, Acomb Grange (Article in Journal). SYO1162.
Peter Brown, 1995, Acomb Grange (Unpublished document). SYO2584.
York Archaeological Trust, 2009, The Squirrel Cottage WB (Unpublished document). SYO2284.
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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (6)
- WATCHING BRIEF: Acomb Grange (Ref: YORYM:1999.943) (EYO171)
- DBA: Acomb Grange Fishpond (Ref: OSA06DT05) (EYO5027)
- BUILDING RECORDING: Acomb Grange moat (EYO4196)
- GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY: ACOMB GRANGE, GRANGE LANE (EYO6728)
- WATCHING BRIEF: Electricity Pole Replacement, Acomb Grange (EYO7798)
- WATCHING BRIEF: THE SQUIRREL COTTAGE (Ref: 2009.81) (EYO6727)
Record last edited
Sep 6 2022 9:36AM