EYO7859 - The North Annexe, Guildhall Excavation 1




Location Guildhall, York
Grid reference Centred SE 6006 5193 (0m by 1m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





Between the 11th May 2020 and the 21st June 2020 York Archaeological Trust conducted an archaeological excavation at the North Annexe of the City of York Guildhall. This excavation was undertaken following a watching brief on ground reductions for the new construction within the North Annexe area of the Guildhall redevelopment (EYO7811). The watching brief was upgraded to excavation once it was established that groundworks would affect a significant sequence of archaeological deposition, dating from the 12th century to the modern period. This included a major event of made ground and levelling, truncating an abundance of Roman material, to raise the landscape adjacent to the River Ouse in the 12th-13th centuries. This was overlain by evidence of the Augustinian Friary dated to the 13th-16th centuries. The Post-Medieval period identified extensive truncations of the Friary and reuse of the structural material to construct later buildings and a graveyard, before the entire area was demolished and levelled to pave the way for the construction of the North Annexe and North Annexe Tower in the late 19th-20th century.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2020. Archaeological Investigations at The City of York Guildhall.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2020. North Annexe Guildhall.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Augustinian Friary (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • The North Annex, Guildhall (Ref: 2022/49)

Record last edited

Sep 30 2022 10:52AM


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