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EAST RIDING ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY.
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The Roman Remains at barpbam.
BY THE REV. C. V. COLLIER, M.A.
BOUT the beginning of the month of June, 1904, Mr. F. Thompson, farmer, of Harpham, drew my attention to a quantity of red tessera which had been found in one of his fields, known as "Crosstrod field" (Fig. 1). This part of Harpham, commonly called Harpham Field, was formerly a sheep walk.
Somewhat more than a mile to the north from Crosstrod field is an old road, very little used now, known as Wold gate, and generally spoken of by people of the district as a Roman road. About two miles further north from this is the High street, running westward from Bridlington. A little over a mile and a half westward of Crosstrod field is a road running in the direction of Kilham from a place in the Driffield and Bridlington road, known as Street end. Along this road the fields on the east side are known as Street fields.
A footpath from Burton Agnes to Kilham runs almost in a straight line from these two villages, and passes within a few yards of the remains in Crosstrod field (Fig. 2).
Mr. F. Thompson informed me that large quantities of sandstone had been turned up from time to time in Crosstrod field, and had been used in the past for repairing farm buildings, for rubbing floors and doorsteps, and for hones. Little or none of this stone is turned up now; occasionally pieces are found in the next field, which lies to the north.
On visiting the place where the tessera had been found, I noticed numbers of loose tesseræ made of brick and chalk, with others much smaller in size and of a bluish colour, scattered about the surface soil.
Removing a small quantity of earth, there appeared, about four inches from the surface, a number of tessera in situ. This was where there was a deep furrow. Replacing the soil, it was decided to wait until the corn was cut before making any further examination.
As early as possible after the cutting of the corn, I with others visited the site, and picked up many tesseræ,
Fig. 1.-PLAN OF FIELD, SHOWING POSITION OF PAVEMENTS.
fragments of pottery and glass, also two beads with half of a third; one of the whole beads and the half bead have the appearance of turquoise, the remaining one has the appearance of opal. Diligent search was made.
for more, but without success.
There is nothing in the general appearance of the