Medieval site with a royal connection

Archaeologists in York, England will have the rare opportunity to investigate a site which has lain undisturbed for nearly 500 years. The Hidden Guildhall investigation will focus on riverside property once the site of the medieval friary visited by the Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III.

Excavations will look for the remains of the priory, constructed in the 13th century, as well as Roman structures which may have existed earlier on the site. The project will use community volunteers overseen by experts from AOC Archaeology Group.