A0781 York Castle Car Park

Item

Title
A0781 York Castle Car Park
Alternative Title
1992.5 York Castle Car Park
1992.5 York Castle Car Park Phase 1
Description
"A series of trenches demonstrated the substantial disturbance of the area by foundations and basements for both the 1939 Civic Centre and the 1826 prison. Islands of archaeological survival were identified which suggested that the remains of the castle and earlier deposits are present.

The earliest activity identified on the site was three pits cutting natural which dated to the Anglo-Scandinavian period. No other associated deposits were located.

Deposits which were interpreted as part of the bailey bank of the castle, and a post-hole which may have held a timber upright associated with the palisade, were the only elements of the castle identified.

A brick wall and brick terraces were thought to have been part of a feature of an ornamental garden and were dated to the 16th century.

Parts of the Debtors' Prison, 1826, and the basement foundation for the Civic Centre, 1939, were the modern features on the site."
Type
Evaluation
Date
9 March 1992 – April 1992
Creator
York Archaeological Trust
Contributor
Jane Lilley (McComish) (excavator)
Spatial Coverage
York Castle Car Park, Tower Street, York
SE60515146
Period
Anglo-Scandinavian
Medieval
Post-Medieval
Modern

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