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Monument Number 20272

Hob Uid: 20272
Location :
Northumberland
Shotley Low Quarter
Grid Ref : NZ0980055200
Summary : An inscribed Roman Altar to Cocidius was found in 1874 on the north bank of the Derwent opposite Bludderburn Dene in the West Haugh Field of Newlands Haugh Farm. The altar was about 3ft high by 16" wide. In 1940 it was in Upshaw College near Durham, but its location can no longer be confirmed.
More information : (NAME NZ 098805520) Roman Altar found (T.I.) (1)

An altar to Cocidius was found in 1874 on the north bank of the
Derwent opposite Bludderburn Dene in the West Haugh Field of Newlands
Haugh Farm. The O.S. map gives an approximate site. It is about 3ft
high by 16ins wide and is inscribed:-
DEO
VERNO
STONO
COCIDI
OVERIIIS
GERVSL and was in the possession of James Surtees
of Ebchester who presented it to the late Henry Swinburne of HamsterlyHall near Ebchester. (2)

There have been some boubts as to its authenticity. Haverfield (a)
does not accept it and Heunber (b) classes it under 'Falsa' but
concedes that it may be a genuine altar recut. Bosanquet (c) thinks
it had been tampered with but Bruce(d) and Collingwood (e) regard it
as genuine so does Wright (2) whose argument is convincing. In 1940
it was in Upshaw College near Durham. (3)

Location of the altar not confirmed. The field in which it was found
is under plough. No further information. (4)

Customer suggestion that the date should read 1784 recieved September 2016.(5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1923
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Source : Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne
Source details : (R P Wright)
Page(s) : 167-9
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Vol(s) : Sep-40
Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Eph - Epig 9 681
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Source Number : 2b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : C.I.L. 7 9
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Source Number : 2c
Source : Archaeologia Aeliana : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
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Page(s) : 133
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Source Number : 2d
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Lap Sept No 663
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Source Number : 2e
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ro Brit and English Settlements, 262 ff
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Maclauclan H. 1852 'Memoirs of Watling Street' 17
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FDC 10-MAY-54
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
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Monument Type : Altar
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 05 NE 4
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 05 NE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-05-10
End Date : 1954-05-10