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Monument Number 106474

Hob Uid: 106474
Location :
County of Herefordshire
Staunton on Arrow
Grid Ref : SO3700060000
Summary : RB Mercury Relief
More information : A Romano British Mercury Relief was found by Major
D Ross in his garden at Staunton on Arrow, among stones from a
rockery which was demolished in 1966. The stone carving had
been placed on the rockery by a Mrs Lawson-Perry when she lived
at the house, which was formerly the Vicarage. She got the stone
from the stable loft, and said it was found by Preb S Cornish
Watkins. (a)

Preb Watkins was incumbernt of Staunton on Arrow from 1903-1931,
a member of the Woolhope Club, he was its President in 1914,
and is described as a collector of antiquities. Nothing is
known about his collection and it is impossible to say where the
Romano British Mercury Relief was originally found. (1)

This relief of Mercury was found in 1967 in a rockery at
Staunton House, (Vicarage on OS 6" 1963) at SO 37016012.

Major Ross is of the opinion that the stone was probably found
some 30-50 years ago in the vicinity of Staunton and incorporated
unrecognised into the rockery.

It was sold last year at Sotheby's "to be built into a private
swimming pool". (2)

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Source details : T Woolhope NFC 39 1967 152-5 (K S Painter) & (Lord Rennell of Rodd)
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Source details : Inf:Major D Ross
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Source details : F1 FKB 10-FEB-69
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Source details : Letter (Major D Ross Yew Tree Farm Huntington Nr Kington Herefordshire 26.1.69)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Carved Stone
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 36 SE 4
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Start Date : 1969-02-10
End Date : 1969-02-10