Monument record MYO5267 - St Wilfrid's Church (site of)


Shown on First Edition OS plan. Exact location uncertain as was demolished in the 16th century.


Grid reference Centred SE 6012 5201 (35m by 33m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Somewhere in this area was the medieval church of St Wiifrid, but it was demolished in the 16th century and its precise location is now unknown. In The History and Antiquities
of the City of York, published in 1736, Francis Drake noted that ‘several cart loads of human bones were thrown up’ in digging the foundations for the recently constructed Judge’s Lodging and surmised that the house had been built on churchyard. However, as recently as 1981 the
Royal Commission in the City of York; Volume 5, the Central Area could not confirm Drake’s interpretation due to a lack of well-recorded evidence.

In 1994 human remains, interpreted as belonging to St Wilfrid's graveyard to the rear of Judge's Lodging (INTERIM 1994).

YAT, 1995, INTERIM 20, 20/2 (Serial). SYO2660.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Serial: YAT. 1995. INTERIM 20. 1-4. 20/2.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 7 2023 2:02PM


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