Keys to the Past

Romano-Celtic shrine near Yardhope (Harbottle)

During the Roman period, a natural rocky gully was turned into a Romano-Celtic shrine. In 1980, archaeologists found the remains of walls, a doorway, evidence for a door, a bench, a roof and a hearth at the shrine. A carved figure cut into the natural rock represents a local native god, Cocidius. The style of the carving means it was probably carved by a Roman sculptor. The shrine is a Scheduled Monument, protected by law.

Reference number:N1190
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Harbottle


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