Keys to the Past

Roman altars found near Whitley Castle (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)

Four Roman stone altars were found in the 19th and 20th centuries near Epiacum Roman fort, or Whitley Castle as it is sometimes known. One of the altars can be seen at Bedford Museum. Another is stored at the Museum of Antiquities in Newcastle upon Tyne. The other two are lost.

Reference number:N5935
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R W Emsley
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1974; N K Blood



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh


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