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Monument Number 13730

Hob Uid: 13730
Location :
Northumberland
Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh
Grid Ref : NY6953048850
Summary : Two Roman altars were found in 1803 and 1837 and a third recorded, which is now lost. A foundation deposit of coins was found and the site of a temple or shrine is suggested, but there are no surface traces. One altar was moved to Bedfordshire and a second is in the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle.
More information : [NY 6953 4885] (1) Two altars found about a hundred yards
N.E. of the N.E. angle of Whitley Castle. One, in 1803, and removed toBedfordshire, was dedicated to Hercules. The other, uncovered while
digging a drain in 1837, was mounted on a pedestal set on four rough
pillars. A foundation deposit of four coins included one of Faustina
I. The altar, inscribed D o Apo n G lus coh Ne, is now in the Museum
of Antiquities, Newcastle. A third inscribed altar, seen at Castle
Nook Farm [NY 6958 4900] is now lost./(2)(3)
[See also NY 64 NE for a 4th Altar] (1-3)

These finds suggest a shrine or temple, but there are no surface
traces of one. (4)

Above altar, removed to Bedford, is in Bedford Museum. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne
Source details : (R C Bosanquet)
Page(s) : 249-255
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Vol(s) : 1923-4
Source Number : 2
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone; addenda and corrigenda
Source details : Nos 1198 and 1201
Page(s) : 392-3
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Vol(s) : 1965
Source Number : 3
Source : Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne
Source details :
Page(s) : 126-7
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Vol(s) : 1895-96
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 28-JUL-66
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NKB 10-APR-74
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Altar, Shrine
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Altar, Shrine
Object Type : COIN
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 64 NE 2
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 64 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-07-28
End Date : 1966-07-28
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 64 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-04-10
End Date : 1974-04-10