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Monument Number 12851

Hob Uid: 12851
Location :
Cumbria
Carlisle
Walton
Grid Ref : NY5120063500
Summary : Three Mithraic altars found in this area suggest the probable site of a Mithraeum. (RIB) Number 1994, found in or before 1725 at Castlesteads, now lost; inscribed 'to the Sun-god Mithras'. RIB Number 1992,found in or before 1694 built into a stone wall at Castlesteads, now lost; inscribed 'to the Invincible Sun-god'. RIB Number 1993, found at Castlesteads before 1604, is now at Rokeby.
More information : (NY 512 635) An altar to Sol Mithras and another to Sol, found at Castlesteads prove the existence of a mithraeum, although no structure is known. (1)

Roman Inscriptions in Britain (RIB) Number 1994, found in or before 1725 at Castlesteads, now lost. Inscribed 'to the Sun-god Mithras', RIB Number 1992, found in or before 1694 built into a stone wall at Castlesteads. Now lost. Inscribed 'to the Invincible Sun-god'. A third altar to Mithras, RIB Number 1993, found at Castlesteads before 1604, is now at Rokeby. Full details of inscriptions given. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Temples in Roman Britain
Source details :
Page(s) : 107
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone
Source details :
Page(s) : 611-12
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Altar, Mithraeum
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1993
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1992
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Hadrian's Wall Project Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 5163/22
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1994
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 56 SW 41
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: HADRIAN'S WALL PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1993-08-01