East Ness

East Ness

East Ness and West Ness together form the English village of Ness, which sits on the south bank of the River Rye (Yorkshire). The name Ness is believed to mean nose or headland in Medieval Norse, and Ness is the start of the hill that ultimately rises up to become Sutton Bank.

The village of Ness is believed to have been split into two halfs, West & East, following the Norman Invasion as the ownership of the village was split between two landlords. This land ownership split still continues today.

To the East of Ness, at the base of the hill, there are a considerable number of springs. Behind Ness Hall there is a large undercover Yorkshire Water reservoir, filled with water pumped from the springs.

Ness has an interesting Roman connection. It is believed a Roman Villa or fort existed on the hill top and various items have been found to support this. Bulmers Directory 1890 ( Bulmer (directories) ) states that a sarcophagus was found in 1616 with the inscription: "TITIA PINTA VIXIT xxxviii ET VAL ADIVTORI VIXIT ANN xx ET VARIOLO VIXIT ANN xv VAL VINDICIANVS CONIYGIE T FILLS". Bulmers Directory goes on to say "This monument, the inscription tells us, was erected by Valerius Vindicianus to the memory of his wife, Titia, who died at the age of 38, and of his two sons Valerius Adjutor and Variolus, who died at the ages of 20 and 15 respectively. Vindician was probably the occupant of the Roman villa, to which the bath and tesselated floor above mentioned belonged; and that whilst in command of the fort or camp here he lost his wife and two sons." Early Ordnance Survey maps show the deemed location of the Sarcophagus.

Ness Hall in East Ness has a large walled garden which has been restored by Cynthia Murray Wells and subsequently Mary Murray Wells assisted by Harriette Murray Wells. The garden is available for viewing on set dates each year under the National Garden Scheme.

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