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Monument Number 69030

Hob Uid: 69030
Location :
Cheshire West and Chester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SJ4218066440
Summary : A Roman altar was found in association with building debris while digging a sandpit, know as the Cherry Grove. In 1870 two flagons and two cremation burials were found. The altar is located in a building at Eaton Hall.
More information : [SJ 42186644] Altar Found [GS] (1)

Roman Altar [GT] (Site of) (2)

Altar inscribed "NYMPHS ET FONTIBUS LEG. XX. V.V." found in
1821, in association with building debris, while digging at
the eastern side of a sandpit, which is now known as the Cherry
Grove and thought to mark the source of the legionary water supply.
In 1870, two flagons and two cremation burials in Upchurch jars,
were found. (3)

[Name and sandpit shown on O.S.25" 1st Edn. 1875 (38.12)]

A modern road occupies the site.

The altar is preserved in a building at Eaton Hall. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1875
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source Number : 3
Source : Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society
Source details : (Thos Hughes)
Page(s) : 262-4
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Vol(s) : 3 - 1885
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 TPW 09-JUL-64
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Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Mr J.L.S. Wood, Eaton Estate Office, Eccleston.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
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Monument Type : Altar, Cremation
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Altar, Cremation
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 46 NW 19
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 69503
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 46 NW 19
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-07-09
End Date : 1964-07-09