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Monument Number 47775

Hob Uid: 47775
Location :
Calderdale
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SE0930021600
Summary : A Roman altar dated to AD 205 was found in 1597. Possible site of a Roman settlement.
More information : [SE 095 217] A Roman altar, dated to A.D. 205 and preserved
at Trinity College, Cambridge, was dug up in 1597 behind a house
in Greetland called the Thick Hollins. This house has been
identified at Bank Top.
It has been suggested that this may be the site of a Roman Fort
but an excavation in 1937 gave negative results. The sole find was a
flint scraper. (1-3)

"Bank Top", at SE 09422159, is situated on the southern edge of a
high plateau at the confluence of two valleys. Any former area
of occupation must necessarily be sited to the north of the
present buildings on land now under pasture (Area centred SE 094217).
Nothing of Archaeological significance is visible, though the site
as a whole is eminently suitable for Roman settlement.
No further finds from the site have been reported locally. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Huddersfield in Ro Times 1925 95-6 (I A Richmond)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : HAS Trans 1937 195-201 (Wade)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 34 1939 93 (M K Clark)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JRF 10-JUL-64
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Altar, Settlement
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 02 SE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, BANK TOP FARM, GREETLAND
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1937-01-01
End Date : 1937-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 02 SE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-07-10
End Date : 1964-07-10