Castlesteads Roman Fort and the Vallum Between the Track to the East of Castlesteads Fort and the Cam Beck in the West

Cumbria

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Mithraeum
Roman

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Cumbria County Council

District Council

Carlisle City Council

Parish

Walton

Parliamentary Constituency

Penrith and The Border

Grid Reference

SJ513513 (351275, 563445)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.9632, -2.76109

Nearest Postcode

CA8 2AX

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Notes

Three Mithraic altars found in this area suggest the probable site of a Mithraeum. (RIB) Number 1994, found in or before 1725 at Castlesteads, now lost; inscribed 'to the Sun-god Mithras'. RIB Number 1992,found in or before 1694 built into a stone wall at Castlesteads, now lost; inscribed 'to the Invincible Sun-god'. RIB Number 1993, found at Castlesteads before 1604, is now at Rokeby.

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