EYO4210 - Sycamore Terrace, St. Mary's-Bootham Terrace


Event - Intervention


Location SE 59685236
Grid reference SE 59684 52360 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



Not recorded.





"Coffin and grave goods, found in 1901 at the N. end of Sycamore Terrace, about 2 ft. from the S.boundry wall of Love Lane (N.G. 59685236). The stone coffin, with a ridged lid, already broken into three pieces when found, contained the skeleton of a woman 5ft 4 ins.tall lying on her back. The grave goods, H. 5-12 (Plate 67. Fig 58), consisted of a adark blue glass flagon with applied threads on the neck, an openwork inscription in bone, SOROR AVE VIVAS IN DEO 'Hail sister, may you live in God!', two jet bangles, a bracelet of blue glass beads, and a small round glas ear-drops, two marbled glass beads, and a small round glass mirro. This burial is often described as Christian." quoted from SYO62 p73

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eburacum. 72-73.
  • --- Article in Journal: Antiquity. 2010. A Lady of York: migration, ethnicity and identity in Roman Britain. 84.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Marys Bootham Terrace inhumation cemetery (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Sr. Mary's-Bootham Terrace

Record last edited

Jul 16 2012 3:31PM


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