Keys to the Past

Roman altar (Melkridge)

In 1838, an inscribed Roman altar was found in the foundations of a cottage at Hardriding. Archaeologists think the altar was either part of a local shrine to the god Cocidius, or it was moved from the nearby Roman fort known as Chesterholm (Vindolanda).

Reference number:N6835
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Melkridge

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