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Monument Number 9012

Hob Uid: 9012
Location :
Cumbria
Allerdale
Maryport
Grid Ref : NY0422037420
Summary : 17 Roman altars were found in nine pits in this area, they were probably located beside a parade ground, although there is no surface trace of this site.
More information : [NY 0422 3742] Altars found A.D. 1870 [T.I.] (1)

17 Roman altars were found in 1870, in 9 pits covering an area of 20 yards x 16 yards. Where there was more than one altar to a pit (6 cases) they had been buried inscribed face down, and were separated by earth and cobble layers. Now in Netherhall collection, Nos. 27-33, 35-44. (2)

The altars are dedicatory and probably mark the site of an early parade ground (3a). The area around NY 0422 3742 was investigated during the RCHME survey of Maryport Roman fort (NY 03 NW 13) in 1992/3. The parade ground is not visible on the ground or on air photographs. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 6" Prov 1957
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Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details : (F Haverfield)
Page(s) : 137, 143-7
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Vol(s) : 15, 1915
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Amy Lax/08-JAN-1993/RCHME: Maryport Roman Fort Survey
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Research on Hadrian's Wall
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Source : Maryport
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Altar, Parade Ground
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 03 NW 22
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Related Warden Records :
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Associated Activities : MARYPORT
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1870-01-01
End Date : 1870-12-31
Associated Activities : RCHME: MARYPORT FORT SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1992-11-01
End Date : 1993-11-01