A "SIGNIFICANT" archaeological discovery has been made in Pocklington after the remains of an Iron Age chariot were unearthed.

The discovery has been made at a development on The Mile, where about 200 new homes are to be built. Both horse and human remains have also been found.

Simon Usher, managing director at Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, said: “We can confirm that a significant archaeological discovery, featuring an Iron Age horse-drawn chariot, has been made at our development, The Mile in Pocklington.

“Careful excavation is ongoing by our archaeologists and a thorough investigation is in process to date and detail the find.

“Until this process is complete we are not in a position to comment on the possible historical benefit of the find. We expect to have further details over the coming months." He said the discovery will feature on BBC Four’s Digging for Britain at the end of this year.

Last year, it was revealed that two horse skeletons and the remains of a chariot dating back to the Iron Age had been found on another building site in the town.

Workers at The David Wilson Homes’ Pavilion Square development in Burnby Lane initially found artefacts including a sword, shield, spears, brooches and pots, dating back as far as 500 BC in a number of burial sites.

The developer then enlisted the help of MAP Archaeological Practice and volunteers to explore the site, who scientifically excavated one of the first chariot burials with accompanying horses.

Meanwhile, in August this year, The Press reported that the summer heatwave had revealed the remains of Iron Age square barrows in Pocklington.