EYO4209 - Sr. Mary's-Bootham Terrace Roman Cemetery




Location York's Scarborough Railway
Grid reference SE 59799 52477 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



Not recorded.





Grave Group (Plates 31, 70), found in 1845 in excavating for the railway in Bootham, now in sheffield Museum, comprising: J. 93.I0I7, a small Castor ware beaker with cornice rim, of orange buff fabric with colour-coating. This contained L. 93.735, a jet bear, 7/8 ins. By 5/8 ins., pierced for suspension between fore and hind legs; J.93.736, a segmental jet bead with double perforation, and a small bronze follis of Costantine, London mint mark, date A.D. 312-15. Vessels, two, found in the same excavations as, and within forty-eight hours of, the foregoing discovery, are now in Sheffield Museum: J. 93.I029, a cooking pot, of the late 3rd or early 4th century, with black fumed surface, burnished, and obtuse-angled rubbed lattice decoration; J/93.I030, a tall castor ware indented beaker of buff fabric with brown colour-coating, with scalloping between the identations, most of the neck and rim missing.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum. 1. 72-73.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Marys Bootham Terrace inhumation cemetery (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • St. Mary's-Bootham Terrace

Record last edited

Jul 16 2012 3:30PM


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