Monument record MYO4922 - Site of the Carmelite friary pre-1295


Original location of the Carmelite Friary in the Horsefair. This Friary was established in 1251 outside the North walls of York, and flourished until 1295.


Grid reference SE 6021 5260 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

NMR Information

However, the location was unsuitable, and in 1295, William de Vescy gave the friars a messuage in Stonebow Lane, in the centre of the city. Excavations in 1972 recovered the plan of the West nave and West half of the chancel, with what may be part of the sacristy to the North of the chancel. There were also associated burials.

Union Terrace : excavations in the Horsefair 1989 by J D Richards, C Heighway and S Donaghey 5-6,13-15 vol.11, fasc.1

635704 Excavation UNION TERRACE

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (4)

Record last edited

May 20 2020 11:14AM


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