Monument record MYO3600 - Toft Green Roman Wall


The Roman wall is of some interest even though only a very short stretch was seen in EYO4626. It runs parallel to and c.5m south of a wall and a structure with an apsed room and mosaic (RCHM Monument 32) seen during construction work associated with the old Railway Station. The 1840 wall was associated with an apsed building with a mosaic but it is impossible to be sure if the current wall is also part of that building. The alignments match well but this might be expected in the Roman Colonia. If it was, however, part of RCHM Monument 32 (MYO3602) it would suggest a high status structure with the current wall forming the south-west wall of a room or range of rooms separated by a 3m wide corridor from the apsed room with mosaic. Since the room with the apse and mosaic may occupy a central location it is possible that the total width of the structure may have been c.20m. The depth at which the present wall was located.1.8m, compares very favourably with the 1840 structural remains described as been 6 feet down. This may indicate that there is good survival of Roman buildings in this particular area and that any moderately deep excavation might encounter structural remains of Roman date.


Grid reference SE 5982 5165 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Sep 30 2014 5:23PM


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