Monument record M542 - Red Hill Roman Temple, Ratcliffe on Soar


TEMPLE? (Roman)


Grid reference SK 49260 30349 (point)
Map sheet SK43SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Ratcliffe on Soar, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

There is scope for suggesting that Red Hill was a site of considerable importance in the Ro period. Its location on a prominent hilltop commanding the junction of the Soar and the Trent would be suitable for a trading centre or temple site. Temple sites were often placed in this position on the boundaries of a territory. The finds are above average quality and quantity for this part of the Trent Valley. Greenfield's excavations confimed the existence of a building and the lead curses strengthen the evidence that this could be a temple or a shrine. (1)
The excavation in 1992 confirmed the position of the earlier excavation but failed to locate evidence for the shrine, increasing the possibilty that is has been removed by safety work already undertaken by the landowner. (2)
Grid ref for temple site is estimated.
See M500 for Ro settlement, M8869 for IA settlement.

<1> Thoroton Society, 1982, TTS, p 31 (Published document). SNT395.

<2> Reeves P, 1992, Evaluation Exc at Red Hill (Published document). SNT1181.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1982. TTS. 86. p 31.
  • <2> Published document: Reeves P. 1992. Evaluation Exc at Red Hill.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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