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Roman Temple at Mithras (Heddon-on-the-Wall)

This is the site of a temple to the Roman god Mithras. Excavations showed that it was built in two stages. The earliest building was built in a north-south direction and had an apse at the west end. It was built in the early third century. It was rebuilt in the late third century, but was finally destroyed in the fourth century. At least nine altars to Mithras have been found in this area. However, there are no remains to be seen here today.

Reference number:N10898
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief in association with a coring survey along the B6318 'Military Road', Throckley-Gilsland, Tynedale, Northumberland 2007; Pre-Construct Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Heddon-on-the-Wall

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