EYO1980 - Friends Burial Ground, Bishophill

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location Friends Burial Ground, Bishophill
Grid reference SE 6016 5137 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

1973

Map

Description

EXCAVATION Excavation of foundation trenches prior to development. Overlying natural clay was brown clay levelling up to 0.8m thick, sloping down to east and north-east - a revetment, edge of localised terrace? Several pits and traces of cobble and limestone slab surfaces (2nd century?). A more substantial building comprising beamslots and posthole alignments, succeeded the earlier building. The revetment was robbed in the 8th-11th century. Following ths was a hearth; a pit and stakeholes (late medieval?); Friends' burials (18th-19th century). Interim : bulletin of the York Archaeological Trust 1.2/1973/37-38

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Article in Journal: Yorkshire Philosophical Society Annual Report.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Eboracum (Roman York) (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (2)

  • Friends' Burial Ground: Trench 1 (Ref: 1973.6)
  • Friends' Burial Ground: Trench 2 (Ref: 1973.6)

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Jun 5 2020 2:16PM

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