EYO4211 - St. Mary's-Bootham Terrace




Location N.W. 59725261
Grid reference SE 59757 52611 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



Not recorded.





Burials, two, were found near together, at a depth of 6 ft., in Bootham itself in 1851. The skull of the first, a young person, and two bronze armlets (J. 93.951 and J. 93.653) are in sheffield Public Museum (Catalogue of Bateman Antiquities (1899), 168 and 198). The skull of the record, an aged person, once in T.Bateman's museum at Bakewell, is now lost. Second-century pottery from Bootham Terrace, given to the Yorkshire Museum by Dr. Gibson in the 19th century, is not here included since there is no proof that it is sepulchral, though the numerous complete pots are suggestive. The Flavian-Antoine pottery, found in 1931 during alterations behind White House, Clifton, a little further N.W. (N.W. 59725261), was thought to indicate occupation (YAJ, XXXI (1934), 77). But previous finds here included later pieces and, among whole pots, the Rhenish beaker inscribed AXSASI and another colour-coated beaker with white slip decoration now in the Yorkshire Museum (H.2092).

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

May 28 2021 3:39PM


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