Monument details

HER Number:1008
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman Altar from Helsby

Summary

An uninscribed Roman altar of red sandstone was found during the levelling of ground behind a new house in Vicarage Lane in 1958. The face is defined by a double moulding and is blank, while on 1 side panel is a roughly carved jug and on the other a sacrificial knife and axe. There may originally have been a painted inscription on the face, but there is now no trace.


Parish:HELSBY, VALE ROYAL, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (AD 5TH CENTURY to AD 1ST CENTURY - 409 AD to 43 AD)



Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund