Monument record MYO4385 - Street fountain, Roman


Street fountain, found in 1906 in sewer excavations in Bishophill Junior (N.G. 60005144) and now in the Yorkshire Museum. It consists of a tank 3¾ ft. square and 3 ft. high made of slabs of magnesian limestone 7½ ins. thick, closely fitted and bound with iron. The back slab rises an extra 8 ins. where it is pierced by an inlet 3 ins. in diameter; the outlet consists of a semicircular duct of the same diameter cut in the top edge of the right-hand slab. The structure was found set in thick layers of clay and protected by a vaulted superstructure.


Grid reference SE 6000 5144 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Record last edited

May 28 2019 11:12AM


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