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Monument Number 114865

Hob Uid: 114865
Location :
Gloucestershire
Stroud
Bisley-with-Lypiatt
Grid Ref : SO8907008020
Summary : Three Roman altars were found at Custom Scrubs in 1799, 1801 and 1851 indicating a possible temple site. Two are in Gloucester Museum, the third in Cirencester Museum.
More information : The existence of a 2nd or 3rd century Roman temple at Custom Scrubs, dedicated to the Rustic Mars, may be inferred from altars found there, although no remains of a building have been recorded (1). Baddeley's description of the find-spot (2,3) as a stone quarry immediately adjoining the upper of two platforms used as vegetable plots for cottages some 50ft below the summit of the promontory may have led Miss Rudd (4) to locate it at the point of the headland (Area SO 891081). Two altars, found on the site between 1799 and 1801, are now in Gloucester Museum (2,6,10) and a third altar, discovered at the same spot in 1851, depicting a warrior with spear and shield, went to Cirencester Museum (2,7,10). A later article by Baddeley, referring to four altars from Custom Scrubs, preserved at Lypiatt Park, appears to be incorrect (8-10). (1-10)

Roman tiles found at approximatley SO 89070802. (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Temples in Roman Britain
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Page(s) : 125
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Vol(s) : 1965
Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Source details : St Clair Baddeley. Certain Roman Remains at Watercombe, Near Bisley
Page(s) : 173-80
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Vol(s) : 29 - 1906
Source Number : 11
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Inf B Pybus
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Source Number : 3
Source : Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Source details : St Clair Baddeley. Custom-Scrubs or Roman Tump
Page(s) : 87-88
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Vol(s) : 45 - 1923
Source Number : 4
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (H E Donovan 1936)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Miss Rudd
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Source Number : 6
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone; addenda and corrigenda
Source details : Nos 131 and 132
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Vol(s) : 1965
Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Guide to Corinium Museum 7th edition 1889 p34 (A H Church)
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Source Number : 8
Source : Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Source details : (E M Clifford)
Page(s) : 297-307
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Vol(s) : 60 - 1938
Source Number : 9
Source : Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Source details : (St Clair Baddeley)
Page(s) : 10-Nov
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Vol(s) : 55 - 1933
Source Number : 10
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Letter (L F J Walrond 24.4.72)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
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Monument Type : Altar, Temple
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Gloucestershire)
External Cross Reference Number : 3622
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 80 NE 4
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