Building record MYO425 - ROMAN STONE COFFIN

Summary

A Roman stone coffin found in 1838 APPROXIMATELY 4 METRES SOUTH OF SOUTH DOOR OF ST MARY'S CHURCH.

Location

Grid reference SE 5369 4799 (point)
Map sheet SE54NW
Civil Parish Askham Richard, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Coffin. Said to be Roman. Millstone grit. Approximately 1.25 metres x 0.5 metres x 0.25 metres. Simple coffin with chamfered lid. Found in 1838 in a neighbouring field. 'The Church of St Mary, Askham Richard, Historical Notes'.
Listing NGR: SE5369447997

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR Information:

[SE 5371 4801] A Roman stone coffin, preserved in Askham Richard
burial ground, was found in a neighbouring field c. 1886. (1)

The coffin, situated at SE 53684799, is in a good state of
preservation. The Rev. J. Meanley stated that it had been found in
a field (still called coffin field) centred at SE 53804900 in 1838.
It was removed to the churchyard in 1903. See G.P. AP.63.107.6. (2)

2a Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments Rev J Manley, Vicarage, Askham Richard
1 Roman Yorkshire 155 by F R Pearson
2 Field Investigators Comments F1 RL 07-MAY-63

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2019 10:32AM

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