AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL dig has started at a medieval church in York City-centre in the hope of finding medieval, Viking and Roman artefacts.

The dig at the Church of All Saints in North Street will continue in phases until October.

Evidence of Roman life has previously been found at the church, which is known for its history.

Church Warden Dr Robert Richards has said that the site was home to a medieval rectory and that an 18th-century floor had already been uncovered there.

Assistant field officer Arran Johnson said: “It’s nice to have a fresh site. This is a very interesting spot right by the river, and will have been the centre of York for a very long time.”

Archaeology Live!, the team behind a seven-year dig at Hungate, are carrying out the work.