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Monument Number 1146035

Hob Uid: 1146035
Location :
Northumberland
Northumberland
Henshaw
Grid Ref : NY7687066350
Summary : Two altars, with plain sides, were found in 1914 about 120 yds west of Chesterholm. Both are now in Chesters Museum. A further 14 altars found in the vicinity of the Roman fort possibly indicate the site of a temple or temples.
More information : [NY 76876635] Altars found A.D. 1914 [T.I.] (1)

Two altars, with plain sides, (No. 1689) 15" x 32" and the other (No. 1700) 23" x 35" were found in 1914 about 120 yds west of Chesterholm. Both are now in Chesters Museum.

At least 14 more altars have been found in and around the fort and comprise:
1683 to Cocidius
1684 to the Fortune of the Roman People
1685 to the genius of the Commandant's house
1686-8 and 1690 to Jupiter
1692 to the Mother Goddess
1693 to Mercury
1694 to Neptune
1695 to Sattada
1696 to Silvanus
1697 to Veteris
1699 to the Veteres.

[Althogh not noticed by Lewis in `Temples in Roman Britain', 1966, the altars may possibly indicate the site of a temple or temples.] (2)

The site falls in the limits of the settlement, but has no surface remains in its immediate vicinity. (3)

Located on the English Heritage map of Hadrian's Wall 2010. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 6" 1957
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone
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Page(s) : 532
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 12-OCT-66
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Source Number : 4
Source : An Archaeological Map of Hadrian's Wall, 1:25,000 scale
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Altar, Temple
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28471
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1689
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1700
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1684
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1685
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1686
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1687
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1688
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1690
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1692
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1693
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1694
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1695
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1696
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1697
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1698
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1699
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 76 NE 56
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 15179
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 15299
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 76 NE 56
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-10-12
End Date : 1966-10-12