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Monument Number 452991

Hob Uid: 452991
Location :
Dorset
Godmanstone
Grid Ref : SY6658097380
Summary : A Roman altar stone was found in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church during alterations,part of it had been cut away and reshaped by Norman masons.
More information : (SY 66589738). During alterations to the chancel of Holy Trinity Church, Godmanston, lettering was noticed on the north face of the base of the south reveal of the chancel arch. The stone is almost certainy a Roman alter stone dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus. Very nearly half of the width of the inscription had been cut away and destroyed when it was reshaped and sued as a plinth by the Norman masons. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Source details : (R Peers & R Wright)
Page(s) : 105-6
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Vol(s) : 86 - 1964

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
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Monument Type : Altar
Evidence : Find

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 69 NE 41
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