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Thoresby mentions tesserae from a pavement near Beverley & Gent (1733) says: "About 12 years ago, as a Country-Man was plowing, in Bishop Burton field, two miles distant from Beverley, his Plow happening to go deeper than usual, grated upon some harder matter, than he thought was common. Surpriz'd at this, he immediately uncover'd the Place; and found a curious Pavement of red, white and blue stones; each about an inch square, placed in a beautiful Order; And soon after coming to a Field, next but one of this, he perceived another Spot, under which was the like curious pavement, as before mentioned" Drake also mentions a tessellated pavement near Beverley, but this field and the sites cannot now be traced & there is no local tradition of the pavement.

English Heritage

There are two cropmark sites to the south of Bishop Burton, so it remains possible that the pavements are from one or both of these.

Site now located - see The Parisi p180

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Bishop Burton
Probable Roman Villa
E. Riding
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