Find Spot record MYO2267 - Roman Enclosure


Two sides of an enclosure found in 1926-8, containing 2nd-4th century pottery, tiles and querns; traces of walling. The finds were interpreted as indicating the possible site of a villa.


Grid reference SE 6084 5474 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish New Earswick, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Roman Pottery found AD 1926-28 (NAT) (SE 60865475). (1)

Traces of walling and Roman pottery were found west of the road
and south of the railway by workmen quarrying clay in 1926.
The walling was destroyed. In 1926-8 excavations by boys of
Bootham School traced ditches of two sides of an enclosure, and
exposed Roman tiles, bricks, querns and pottery extending from
2nd-4th century. (2)

NK 24 In 1926 workmen found traces of walling and pottery. Between 1926 and 1928 schoolboys traced two sides of a ditch, presumably surrounding the Roman settlement. They found pottery of the 2nd-4th centuries, querns, tiles and bricks, one stamped VILEG. Site destroyed. (3)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1958
2 Roman Malton and district reports 112 5, 1935 (MK Clark)
3 A gazetteer of Roman villas in Britain 151 no.1 NK 24 by Eleanor Scott

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Jul 9 2019 11:04AM


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