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Beadlam Roman villa
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Architectural style Romano-British Villa
Location Beadlam, North Yorkshire
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°14′55″N 1°01′41″W / 54.24861°N 1.02806°W / 54.24861; -1.02806
Construction started Third century
Demolished Fifth century

Beadlam Roman villa is a Roman villa on the east bank of the River Riccal in North Yorkshire, England. It is in the district of Ryedale between Helmsley and the village of Beadlam. This Scheduled Ancient Monument is the remains of a large Romano-British farm built in the third and fourth centuries AD. The site was first explored in 1928 when Romano-British tile and pot and tesserae were found. Further excavation in 1966 revealed a mosaic pavement in a building in the northern part of the site. The field in which it was found was purchased by English Heritage. More detailed excavations took place in 1969, 1972 and 1978 when the remains of buildings forming three sides of a courtyard were uncovered.

The walls of one building can be viewed in situ; the other building is visible as an earthwork.

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