Monument record MYO2030 - St Edwards Church and cemetery

Summary

During the 14th century St Edwards Church was erected in Lawrence Street. There was no incumbent between 1469 and 1504. The church was demolished in 1585. Burials in the churchyard are mentioned in the 14th century and during the 15th century.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 61395 51373 (64m by 51m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

During the 14th century St Edwards Church was erected in Lawrence Street. There was no incumbent between 1469 and 1504. The church was demolished in 1585. Burials in the churchyard are mentioned in the 14th century and during the 15th century.

Three trenches were excavated at 75 Lawrence Street by OSA during February and March 2004. The trenches revealed the remains of wall foundations possibly belonging ti the demolished medieval St Edward's Church. Several articulated and disarticulated human remains were uncovered in a dense medieval cemetery associated with the church (EYO699).

Two watching briefs were carried out at 31 and 32 Landsdowne Terrace by YAT in 1984 and 1996. At 31 Landsdowne Terrace, three undisturbed and some disturbed burials were observed (EYO3732). At 32 Landsdowne Terrace Four burials and a small quantity of disarticulated bone were recovered from this site. The burials were thought to be part of the medieval cemetery of St Edward's church. Modern deposition was observed immediately above graveyard soil, indicating the previous removal of any post-churchyard deposits during clearance prior to the construction of the extant 19th century houses (EYO3733)


York Archaeological Trust, York Archive Gazeteer (Website). SYO176.

On-Site Archaeology, 2004, 75 Lawrence Street York Report on an Archaeological Evaluation (Unpublished document). SYO191.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Website: York Archaeological Trust. York Archive Gazeteer.
  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2004. 75 Lawrence Street York Report on an Archaeological Evaluation.

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Record last edited

Sep 26 2020 11:32AM

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