Learning about Roman Mosaics
Castleford (LAGENTIUM) is a Roman town reknowned for its fort and civilian settlement discovered during digs from the 1970s onwards. Evidence of the existence of a Roman mosaic is recorded c1750 by visiting antiquarian, T. Wilson who noted in a letter that he had seen ‘ … several fragments of a fine tessellated pavement (mosaic) at Castleford, which had been dug up in a garden adjoining to the Bean-field …‘
This was a field called Bean Croft Field, where many other buildings and finds had been recorded. Unfortunately the mosaic was not drawn or kept.
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