Monument record MYO5231 - Caladarium


Excavation of air raid shelter in 1939 encountered a Roman stone building, probably a caldarium, part of a Roman baths. Height unrecorded.


Grid reference Centred SE 5975 5171 (6m by 7m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Located beneath the city wall rampart during excavation for air raid shelter in 1939. The caladarium was part of a wider bath complex. It comprised a large hall, 30ft wise aligned NE to SW. Projecting from the NW wall at the base of the apse was a heated room c.9ft square inside - probably a bath. The building had been levelled to the floor of the hypocaust basement, which had been of sandstone flags each about 2ft square. The walls were 3ft thick of rubble and concrete faced inside and out with small limestone ashlar blocks. Rubble and cobble fouunations. A masonry drain ran around the outside of the apse.

RCHME, 1962, Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum, p51, 55-56 (Bibliographic reference). SYO62.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum. 1. p51, 55-56.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 20 2021 11:17AM


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