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Monument Number 319164

Hob Uid: 319164
Location :
City of Leicester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK6022007610
Summary : Site of a Roman milestone dedicated to Hadrian was discovered in 1771 dating to AD 120-21. It is now in Jewry Wall Museum.
More information : (SK 6022 0761) Roman Milestone (Site of) (1)

A Roman milestone, bearing the inscription of the Emperor Hadrian
dated to the years AD 120-1 and terminating in the distance figure
'A RATIS II', was found in 1771 on the Fosse Way at Thurmaston.
The stone was found "while digging to make the turnpike in
Thurmaston Lane; on the right hand side from Leicester, about
230 yards beyond the bridge". As the stone was found 3 ft below
the surface and at the foot of a "heap of Charley or Charnwood
Stones set in lime" (perhaps its original base) it could be in
situ, but as the distance from its site to Leicester is 410 yds
in excess of 2 miles this makes it unlikely as the Roman
measurement was accurate, also the shortness of the column
(3 1/2 ft) rather suggests that the base had been sawn off before
its discovery in 1771. (2)

On exhibition in the Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester. See photo. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 6' 1966
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society
Source details : (R G Goodchild)
Page(s) : 27-28
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Vol(s) : 29 - 1953
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 14-DEC-71
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 121
Monument Start Date : 120
Monument Type : Milestone
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 60 NW 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 60 NW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-12-14
End Date : 1971-12-14