EYO7474 - ST. MARY'S ABBEY, MUSEUM GARDENS

Type

WATCHING BRIEF

Location

Location ST. MARY'S ABBEY, MUSEUM GARDENS
Grid reference SE 5996 5224 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Museums Trust

Date

2015

Map

Description

A major landscaping and gardening project by York Museums Trust (YMT) intends to reclaim unused land between the York Art Gallery and Kings' Manor area and develop the North-West corner of the precinct of St. Mary's Abbey as part of a wider scheme of landscaping developments within the environs of the Museum Gardens, York. The final phase of developments programmed for the installation of a shallow ramp between two areas of hard paths, across the width of the Abbey Church. In advance of these developments, investigations to establish the nature and condition of deposits immediately below the ground surface of St. Mary's Abbey were required. An archaeological watching brief, undertaken by York Museums Trust between 10th and 13th November 2015, recorded the trench excavated as part of this scheme of works. Parker A/2015/Data Structure Report (DSR) for an Archaeological Watching Brief: York Museum Gardens, St Mary's Abbey.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Article in Journal: York Museums Trust. 2015. Shallow suprises: Excavations in the ruins of St Marys Abbey.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • ST MARYS ABBEY REMAINS CHURCH (Building)

Record last edited

May 26 2020 3:35PM

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