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Monument Number 115361

Hob Uid: 115361
Location :
Gloucestershire
Gloucester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SO8440018900
Summary : A Roman cremation cemetery with at least 110 cinerary urns was found in 1870. A tombstone and coins were also found.
More information : (SO 84291897) Roman Sepulchral Remains found AD 1856 (NAT) (1)

(Area SO 844189) An extensive Roman burial ground at Wotton Hill is
indicated by the number of sepulchral finds recorded from there. A
tombstone to Rufus Sita of of the Thracian cavalry, discovered in
1824 on land belonging to Mr Creed, near the junction of London Road
and Denmark Road, is now in Gloucester Museum. Later finds include a
much mutilated inscribed monument, now lost, to a soldier of the
Twentieth Legion, many cremation urns and a large number of coins,
chiefly of Tiberius, Claudius and Nero, from adjoining fields. In
1838 three more cremation urns were discovered close to the main
road, and in 1870 one hunderd and ten cinerary urns were found on
land belonging to JDT Niblett (sited to SO 84411894). (2-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1936
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Source Number : 2
Source : The gentleman's magazine library
Source details :
Page(s) : 96
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 1887
Source Number : 3
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone : epigraphic indexes
Source details : Nos.121 and 122
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Vol(s) : 1965
Source Number : 4
Source : Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Source details : LEWO Fullbrook-Leggatt
Page(s) : 88
Figs. : 64
Plates :
Vol(s) : 55 - 1933

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Cemetery, Cinerary Urn
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Cemetery, Cinerary Urn
Object Type : TOMBSTONE, COIN
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 81 NW 67
External Cross Reference Notes :

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