EYO5473 - Burnholme School Playing Field




Location Burnholme School Playing Field
Grid reference Centred SE 6253 5226 (119m by 119m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





During June 2013 a geophysical survey was carried out in an area of grassland off Darnbrook Avenue, York. This survey failed to reveal any significant anomalies. Following this an archaeological evaluation, employing ten trenches and engaging members of the local and wider community, were excavated. The oldest remains encountered related to a north – south aligned system of ridge and furrow. These remains cover the entirety of the site, though only the lower parts of the furrows, below existing ground level, survive. The relatively wide spacing of this system suggests a medieval date for this formerly arable area. Like much of the other areas of ridge and furrow in the locality it is probable that this system survived as upstanding remains utilised as pasture until post World War II development took place.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2012. Burnholme School Playing Field.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Ridge and Furrow York City (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 29 2020 8:17AM


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