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MONUMENT NO. 63618

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The buried remains of a Romano-British villa, located in the grounds of Horkstow Hall. A Romano-British mosaic, dated stylistically to the fouth century AD, was discovered by labourers setting out a kitchen garden in 1797. The mosaic was left in situ until its removal to the British Museum in 1927. The mosaics, which were transferred to Hull Museum in 1976, are similar in design to those excavated at Brantingham and Winterton and are believed to have been laid by mosaicists from a workshop based at Brough. Adjacent, and to the south of the mosaic at Horkstow, there was a geometric pavement 4.6 metres wide and at least 7 metres long which was recorded as being a running-pelta pattern in blue on white. Part of another mosaic, of red and white stripes, was uncovered about 30.5 metres to the south east. These mosaics probably lay in major public rooms of the villa. There quality indicate the affluence of the villa owner. Scheduled.

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