Find Spot record MYO281 - Dunnington Roman altar


Two uninscribed Roman altars, found on Dunnington Common in the nineteenth century are deposited in the Yorkshire Museum.


Grid reference SE 6649 5019 (point)
Map sheet SE65SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Dunnington, City of York, North Yorkshire


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"An uninscribed altar 14 1/2in high x 8in broad with an axe and a knife on the side, found on the south side of Dunnington Common 1/2 mile from Grimston Toll Bar; which with another small altar from the same place is in the Yorkshire Museum". (Dunnington Common is centred SE 665 505 on OS 6" 1854). (1)

1a VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Relinquiae Eboracenses 1855 p86 fig (Bowman)
1b VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Handbook Yorkshire Philosophical Soc 1891 p46
1c Externally held archive reference Letter to C Roach Smith Nov 1851 (Exeter Mus)
1 Roman Malton and District, report no.5. A gazetteer of Roman remains in East Yorkshire 79 Collected and arranged by Mary Kitson Clark

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Jul 17 2019 5:51PM


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