As building work on our guest accommodation progressed, we were thrilled by the discovery by one of our builders of a medieval pot, found intact at the threshold of what seems to have been the original (medieval) barn building. The significance of the find only came to light because of the expertise built up by two members of the local Time Team group during the groups’  excavations within Monk Fryston village.  Apparently such vessels were buried beneath thresholds of medieval  buildings in order to ward off evil spirits. Experts from The Yorkshire Museum have logged and dated the pot to around 1350 – which helps us to also date the original building. IMG_5996 The pot dates from 1350