Fishergate Excavations

Berny and James excavating one of the mass graves
Berny and James excavating one of the mass graves

The church of All Saint's has recently been found during excavations at Fishergate. Although known from documentary sources, no physical evidence of the church had previously been found. In addition to around 500 medieval burials, the site included a small number of Roman burials and several mass graves were discovered, containing the remains of Cromwell's soldiers from the Siege of York in 1644.