Multicultural York: the Anglo-Saxons (AD400-866)
Where did the Anglo-Saxons settle?
Anglo-Saxon street names in York:
Aldwark - ' the old fortification' - a reference to the Roman walls - follows approximately the line of the intervallum road and becomes a parish boundary for pre-conquest churches.
Bretgate - ' street of the Britons' - ie a recognisable community in the city at the time the Anglo-Scandinavians called them that. Another 'lost' Bretgate led off Walmgate.
Patrick pool - Pol is OE - was this a pool caused by break in the drainage sytem or the nearby pool of the bathhouse or the fortress wall ditch?