The Castle and Eye of York: Big Heritage Ideas

You’ve read about the pretty incredible things that happened in the Castle Gateway area, here are the big heritage ideas to take forward into our discussions about what the area means and what makes it matter. Read the final blog in this series to explore what questions this raised for the Gathering Place discussions about … Read more The Castle and Eye of York: Big Heritage Ideas

The Castle and Eye of York: A very quick account of 2000 years of change

Whether it is Romans, Vikings, Normans, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, 19th century judicial authority and political resistance or the rise of the car, tourism and shopping in the 20th Century, the Castle Gateway area opens up ‘little bit of everything of York’s archaeology and urban history’, as John Oxley, York’s City Archaeologist, puts it. … Read more The Castle and Eye of York: A very quick account of 2000 years of change

The Castle Gateway area has a ‘little bit of everything of York’s archaeology and urban history’: John Oxley, City of York Council City Archaeologist

The My Castle Gateway project is about shaping the future but this raises questions about the area’s past: What do we need to understand about the histories of Castle Gateway to make decisions about its future? We caught up with John Oxley, City of York Council City Archaeologist to ask him the big stories of … Read more The Castle Gateway area has a ‘little bit of everything of York’s archaeology and urban history’: John Oxley, City of York Council City Archaeologist