"Substantial Medieval Buildings" Unearthed Near York

Archaeologists from Humber Field Archaeology have unearthed "revealing traces of substantial medieval buildings 'which could prove to be an inn which may have welcomed pilgrims who journeyed far and wide to visit the historic town.'"

In addition to the inn, excavations have revealed a well-preserved street which is believed to have been constructed in the 14th or 15th centuries, and the chalk foundation of a timber-frame building. "The recovery of part of what could be a block of fairly high status buildings is of considerable importance, and suggests that the area near Norwood could have included some well-to-do inhabitants," said Trevor Brigham, project manager for Humber Field Archaeology.