Monument record MYO164 - Earthwork


Earthwork remains of a rounded corner of a supposed Roman practice camp seen on aerial photographs; rejected for the RCHME's Roman Camps volume. Medieval finds. See scanned SMR record card for more details.


Grid reference SE 5794 5604 (point)
Map sheet SE55NE
Civil Parish Skelton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

NMR Information:

(SE 57945604) Rounded corner of ? earthwork visible on AP. (1)

(In view of its relationship to the Roman practice camps on Bootham
Stray, 1 1/3 miles to the SE, it seems possible this may be another
of the same class). (2)

Mr H G Ramm investigated this site on the 12th of May 1954, and
summarizes his report as follows:
There was no ground evidence of the feature visible and no evidence
of intense human occupation as might be the case if the feature
represented a Medieval moated or ditch site. There were few finds,
some sherds probably Medieval and fragments of brick and tile Ramm
concludes that the lack of evidence of any intense occupation inside
the feature is consistent with it being a Roman practice camp. (3)

Brecks Field. The site was rejected for inclusion in the published
volume of RCHME: Roman Camps in England Project. (4)

1 Aerial photograph St Joseph AP BT 27-28
2 Yorkshire Philosophical Society : annual reports 15-20 1952 (H G Ramm)
3 Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments Notes (H G Ramm May 1954)
4 Roman camps in England : the field archaeology Humphrey Welfare and Vivien Swan

Metadata: Update 2003, 2005

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2020 9:55AM


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