Keys to the Past

Roman altar (Bywell)

A piece of a sculptured stone has been discovered in St Andrew's churchyard and placed in the chancel. The stone measures 0.5m by 0.4m by 0.2m with a band of ornament on all four sides. It has been interpreted as a Roman altar but this is not confirmed.

Reference number:N10064
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R W Emsley



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bywell


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