Hovingham

Barrow and Villa

A stone coffin was found c.1616 in a field at Eastness, near Hovingham in Yorkshire. Since lost, this is thought to represent the northernmost example of a Roman Barrow, all other known burial mounds of this period occur in the south-east.

RIB720 - Funerary inscription for Titia Pinta, Valerius Adiutor, and Varialus

TITIA PINTA VIXIT ANN XXXVIII
ET VAL ADIVTORI VIXIT ANN XX
ET VARIALO VIXIT ANN XV VAL
VINDICIANVS CONIVGI ET FILIS
F C
(To) Titia Pinta (who) lived 38 years and to Valerius Adjutor (who) lived 20 years and to Varialus (who) lived 15 years Valerius Vindicianus had (this) set up to his wife and sons.
No commentary.

References for Hovingham

  • Roman Roads in Britain – Volume II by Ivan D. Margary (London 1957) #814, p.155;
  • The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965). 

Map References for Hovingham

OSMap: LR100

Roman Roads near Hovingham

Probable road: WSW (18) to Isvrivm (Aldborough, North Yorkshire) ESE (7) to Derventio Brigantvm (Malton, North Yorkshire)