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Name:Site of ‘King Athelstan’s Palace’ immediately north of the church
NY SMR Number:MNY10139
Type of record:Monument
Last edited:Oct 21 2008 2:33PM

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument () 30118: Site of King Athelstan's Palace, immediately N of the church
Grid Reference:SE 488 336
Parish:Sherburn-in-Elmet [8058]; Selby

Monument Type(s):

Other References/Statuses

  • AMIE Reference / HOB UID: 54625 HALL GARTH
  • National Monuments Record: SE43SE5
  • Old Sites & Monuments Record Number: 9391.03

Full description

TRADITIONALLY THE SITE OF KING ATHELSTANS PALACE.THE MANOR WAS GIVEN BY THE KING TO THE SEE OF YORK IN 937AD AFTER THE BATTLE OF BRUNNANBURGH. THE ARCHBISHOPS HOUSE HERE WAS USED AS A HUNTING LODGE.THERE ARE STILL VARIOUS EARTHWORKS OF BUILDINGS VISIBLE NATURE UNKNOWN.(1)(2)

Sources and further reading

<1>SNY2 - Card Index: Yorkshire Archaeological Society. 1977 - 1980. Yorkshire Studies Card. SE43SE 2362.
<AP1>SNY6604 - Aerial Photograph: Peter Addyman. 01/01/77. Aerial Photograph.
<2>SNY1 - Card Index: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Record Card. Various authors. SE43SE005 .
<AP2>SNY6576 - Aerial Photograph: Peter Addyman. 01/01/77. Aerial Photograph.
<AP3>SNY4622 - Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. 12/06/67. Aerial Photograph.

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