Roman building at Lamyatt Beacon, Creech Hill


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Inhumation Cemetery

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Somerset County Council

District Council

Mendip District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Somerton and Frome

Grid Reference

SJ670670 (367010, 136213)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1237, -2.47145

Nearest Postcode

BA10 0QH

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Excavations on Lamyatt Beacon recorded the site of a Romano-Celtic temple and a Saxon cemetery. The Roman temple was square in plan, with a central cella and extra rooms on the east side. A small sunken room was found to be south of the temple and a small rectangular building to the north. The temple was in use from circa 250 AD to 375 AD. The inhumation cemetery comprised sixteen inhumations. All the burials were extended and orientated west-east or southwest-northeast. Radio carbon dating of two of the burials give a sixth-eighth century date for the cemetery.

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