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Monument Number 1156356

Hob Uid: 1156356
Location :
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Grid Ref : NZ2160064700
Summary : Four altars from the fort at Benwell (CONDERCVM). Nos. 1332 and 1333 are dedicated to Mars; No 1335 to Vetris and No 1336 to Vitires. All the altars are now in the Museum of Antiquities of the University and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. A dedication slab found before 1789 at Benwell is now in the Black Gate Museum. The inscription reads 'To the three Mother Goddesses of the Parade-ground...' and refers to the restoration of a temple. No 1334. The inscription suggests a temple here although no structure is known.
More information : [NZ 216647] Four altars from the fort at Benwell (CONDERCVM) are now at the Society of Antiquaries, London. Nos. 1332 and 1333 to Mars; No 1335 to Vetris and No 1336 to Vitires. Full details of inscriptions. [Probable site of temple(s), but not noticed by Lewis 'Temples in Roman Britain' 1966.] All the altars have since been transferred to the Museum of Antiquities of the University and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. (1-2)

A dedication slab found before 1789 at Benwell is now in the Black Gate Museum. The inscription reads 'To the three Mother Goddesses of the Parade-ground...' and refers to the restoration of a temple. No 1334. The inscription suggests a temple here although no structure is known. (3-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone
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Page(s) : 441-2
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Source Number : 2
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : F.H. Thompson Asst. Secretary, Society of Antiquaries, London, 8.10.70
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone
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Page(s) : 441
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Source Number : 4
Source : Temples in Roman Britain
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Temple
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Temple
Object Type : ALTAR, COMMEMORATIVE STONE
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1333
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1334
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1335
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1336
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1332
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 26 SW 70
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