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Search for remains in the grounds of Merchant Adventurer’s Hall
8:30am Friday 14th September 2012 in News
ARCHAEOLOGISTS are hoping to discover remains of buildings in the grounds of the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, in York.
Liah Colbourne, a student of archaeology at the University of York , has been using ground penetrating radar to try to detect structural remains as part of her degree work.
She said: “Because the hall is Grade I listed, we can’t dig up the grounds but we believe there may be remains of a Norman mansion or ancient chapel. Hopefully the radar readings will be able to give us an idea about what’s below.”
The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall is a medieval building more than 650 years old, and is now a wedding and hospitality venue and museum.