Keys to the Past

Altars and possible temple at Chesterholm (Henshaw)

Four Roman altars were recorded at Chesterholm in the early 1960s. They were built into buildings, walls and a rockery. Unfortunately, since the garden wall was rebuilt one of the stones has been lost. The number of altars may suggest there was a temple somewhere nearby.

Reference number:N6600
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Henshaw

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