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The Roman Inscriptions of Britain
by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright
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Volume 1 - The Inscriptions on Stone

South England * Wales * North England * Northern Borders * Hadrian's Wall * Scotland & the Antonine Wall * Milestones

Part 4 - Milestones and Honorific Pillars

Aldborough * Ancaster * Artle Beck * Ashton with Stodday * Silchester * Bar Hill * Bitterne * Breage * Brougham * Buxton * Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen * Cae Metta * Carvoran * Castleford * Castor * Cawfields * Chesterholm * Chesterton * Corbridge * Cramond * Crindledykes Farm * Duel Cross * Dynevor * Girton * Glamorgan * Greta Bridge * Hadrian's Wall * Hangingshaw * Harraby Bridge * Hawking Hall * Kempsey * Kenchester * Lanchester * Lincoln * Llanhamlach * Low Hesket * Neath * Milton * Moston Pool * Mynheer Farm * Old Carlisle * Old Penrith * Oldwall * Ackworth Moor * Rey Cross * Rhiwiau-uchaf * Ribchester * Scalesceugh * Shorne Warren * St Hilary * Thrussington * Thurmaston * Tintagel * Trecastle Hill * Trethevy * Ty Coch, Pentir * Vale House * Venn Bridge * Wall * Waterfalls * Welton * West Worthing * Willington

Shorne Warren, Rochester, Kent

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2219sarsen pillar; 1907 in Swillers Lane, Shorne Warren, 3 miles W of Rochester; Maidstone Mus.; dated AD305/306; restoredOriginal: D N FLA VAL SEVERO ET GAL VAL MAXIMINO NOBL CAES
Modern text: THE WARREN SHORNE

West Worthing, West Sussex

2220bottom of sandstone milestone; 1901 at Herschel Lodge in West Worthing; Lewes Mus.; dated AD306-337... DIVI CONSTANTI PII AVG FILIO

Silchester, Hampshire

2221greensand boundary-stone; 1776 beside modern road, 1¼ miles W of Silchester; in situ; locally known as the 'Impstone'IMP ...

Bitterne, Hampshire (Clausentum)

2222rectangular milestone; 1804/5 in Roman town-wall with #2223, #2226 & #2228; lost; dated AD238-244IMP C M ANT GORDIANO P F AVG R P BEL !
2223gabled rectangular milestone; 1805/5 with #2222 et al.; lost; dated AD251-253IMP C GALLO ET VOLVSIANO AVG
2224limestone milestone; 1845; Tudor House Mus., Southhampton; primary dated AD238-244, secondary dated AD270-273primary: ...MP CAES M ANT GORD...
secondary: IPM C EXSVVIO TETRICVS P F AVG
2225limestone pillar; 1841; Tudor House Mus.; dated AD270-273IMP C G PIO ESVIO TETRICO P F ΛG
2226squared milestone; 1805/5 with #2222 et al.; lost; dated AD270-273; restoredIMP CAES G AESVIO TETRICO P F AVG
2227squared milestone; 1799; lost; dated AD273-275IMP CAES LVCIO DOMITIO AVRELIANO
2228milestone; 1805/5 with #2222 et al.; lost; dated to Severus (AD210) or Commodus (AD215); restored...TRIB POT XVIII VIAS IN RVINAM VESTVSTATE CONLABSAS VDINIM RESTITVIT

Venn Bridge, Ilchester, Somerset

2229cylindrical buff-limestone pillar; 1930 in S bank of stream at Venn Bridge on Fosse way in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, 5 miles SW of Ilchester; Taunton Mus.; dated AD305-306IMP FL VΛL SEVERO PIO FEL NOB CΛES

Trethevy, Tintagel, Devon

2230squared granite pillar; 19009 re-used as gate-post at Trethevy, 1½ miles E of Tintagel; St Piran's Church, Trethevy; dated AD251-253IMP C DOMI N GALLO ET VOLVS ...

Tintagel, Devon

2231rectangular slate pillar; 1889 built into style in Tintagel church-yard; Tintagel Church; dated AD308-324; restoredIMP C G VAL LIC LICIN ...

Breage, Helston, Cornwall

2232rectangular granite pillar; 1920 re-used as gate-post near Breage Church; Breage Church; dated AD258-268IMP C DO NO MΛRC CASSI ΛNIO ...

St Hilary, Cornwall

2233granite milestone; 1854 in 14th C. chancel foundations; St. Hilary's Church; dated AD306/307; RESTOREDIMP CΛES FLΛV VΛL CONSTΛNTINO PIO NOB CΛES DIVI CONSTΛNTI PII FEL AVGVSTI FILIO

Mynheer Farm, Redruth, Cornwall

2234granite milestone; 1942 during ploughing 300 yds E of Gwennap Pit, 1¼ miles E of Redruth; Mynheer Farm garden (1964); dated AD238-244IMP CΛES ΛNT GORDIΛNO PIO FEL

Castor, Water Newton, Cambridgeshire

2235limestone milestone; 1785 in Bridge Close field, 1 mile S of Castor; Trinity Coll. Cambridge; dated AD276IMP CAES M ANNIO FLORIANO P F INVICTO AVG M P I

Milton, Cambridgeshire

2236bottom of limestone milestone; 1813 beside road to Huntingdon, 3 miles N of Cambridge; Mus. Arch. & Anthopol., Cambridgeprimary: ...R... AVG
secondary (restored): NOBILISSIMVS CAESAR
2237limestone milestone; 1812 beside Huntingdon Road; Mus. Arch. & Anthopol.; dated AD306/307; restoredprimary: IMP CAES FLA VAL CONSTANTINO PIO NOB CAES DIVI CONSTANTI AVG PII FILIO
IMP CAES FLAVI VLE CONSTANTINO PIO NOB CAES ... !!

Chesterton, Huntingdonshire

2238limestone milestone; 1913 beside Roman road in The Castles field; Peterborough Mus.; dated AD268-270; restoredIMP CAES MARCO PIAONIO VICTORINO P F AVG P M TR P...

Girton, Cambridgeshire

2239rectangular milestone; 1732 at Connington, Huntingdonshire; Trinity Coll. Cambridge; dated AD317-326D N FL IVL CRISPO NOB CAES FL CONSTANTINI MAXIMI PII FILIO DIVI CONSTANTI PI NEPOTI

Lincoln (Colonia Lindensium)

2240cylindrical oolite milestone; 1910 re-used as building-stone in Sibthorpe St., High St.; Lincoln Mus.; dated AD253-259; restoredIMP CAES P LIC VALERIANO PIO FEL AVG P M TR P P P R P L
2241milestone; 1879 opposite Lion & Snake Inn, Bailgate; Lincoln Mus.; dated AD268-270primary: [text destroyed]
secondary: IMP CAES MARCO PIAVONIO VICTORINO P F INV AVG PONT MAX TR P P P A L S M P XIIII

Ancaster, Lincolnshire

2242rectangular limestone milestone; 1838 on W side of Roman Road, ¼ mile N of Ancaster; Grantham Mus.; dated AD307-337IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINO P F INV AVG DIVI CONSTANTI PII AVG FILIO

Buxton, Derbyshire

2243bottom part of circular grit-stone milestone; 1862 at Silverlands in Hardwick Sq., Buston, 11 miles SW of Brough-on-Noe (Navio); Buxton Mus.... TRIB POT COS II P P A NAVIONE M P XI

Thurmaston, Leicestershire

2244cylindrical grit-stone milestone; 1771 in situ on W side of Fosse Way near Thurmaston, 2 miles N of Leicester; dated AD119-120IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN PARTH F DIVI NER NEP TRAIAN HADRIAN AVG P P TRIB POT IV COS III A RATIS M II

Thrussington, Leicestershire

2245top of buff-sandstone milestone; 1851 beside Fosse Way near Six Hills, Thrussington, 11 miles NE of Leicester; Leicester Mus.IMP CAES ...

Wall, Staffordshire (Letocetum)

2246sandstone milestone fragment; 1912 during excavations; Wall Mus.; dated AD268-70; restoredIMP C M AVR VAL CLAVDIO ...

Moston Pool, Stanton upon Hine Heath, Shropshire

2247milestone & pedestal; 1812 draining Moston Pool, in situ with #2248 beside Roman gravel roadway; lostIMP CAE ...
2248milestone & pedestal; 1812 with #2247; lost... ... ... M P...

Kempsey, Worcestershire

2249two pieces of oolite pillar; 1818 at Parsonage Farm, Kempsey, 4 miles S of Worcester; Victoria Institute, Worcester; dated AD307-337; restoredIMP CAES FL VAL CONSTANTINO P FE INVICTO AVG

Kenchester, Hereford & Worcester

2250broken sandstone milestone; 1796 at N wall of Roman town; Hereford City Mus.; dated AD283-244IMP C MΛR ΛVR NVMORIΛN O R P C D ...Λ

Roman Milestones in West Glamorgan

2251milestone; 1845 in wall opposite Pyle Cottage, 11 miles SE of Neath; Royal Inst. Mus., Swansea; dated AD268-270; restoredIMP C M C PIΛVONIO VICTORINO ΛVG
2252gritstone milestone; 1847 in the New Cut, Port Talbot; Nat. Mus. Wales; dated AD238-244; inscribed on three sides, see #2253 & #2256IMP C M A GORDIANVS AVG
2253milestone; 1847 on left side of #2252; dated AD308-324; restoredIMP CAES DO NO VAL LICIN P F AVG
2254rhaetic sandstone milestone in 6 pieces; 1839 on E outskirts of Port Talbot; Margam Abbey Mus.; dated AD309-313; restoredIMP C FLA VAL MAXIMINO INVICTO ΛVGVS
2255sandstone milestone; 1926 in Coal Brook, Margam, 10 miles SE of Neath; Nat. Mus. Wales; dated AD258-268IMP C M C L POSTVMO AVG G
2256milestone; 1847 on rear side of #2252; dated AD286-305IMP C DIOCLETIANO ET MΛΧIMIΛNO INV AVGG
[over Maximiano]: MARIDVRE

Neath, West Glamorgan (Nidum)

2257millstone-grit pillar; 1892 beside railway at Melin Cryddan, 1½ miles S of Neath; Nat. Mus. Wales; dated AD284-305; restoredIMP CES DIOCLETIANO AVG

Llanhamlach, nr. Brecon Gaer, Powys

2258sandstone milestone; 1936 in Milbrook Farm granary, Llanhamlach, 4¾ miles SE of Brecon Gaer, with #2259 inscribed on reverse; Brecon Mus.; dated AD293-306; restoredIMP C FL VAL CONSTANTIVS ...
2259milestone; 1836 with #2258; dated AD317-337, or 337-340; restoredIMP C FLAVIVS CLA CONSTANTINVS

Trecastle Hill, Carmarthen/Dyfed

2260milestone; 1769 on summit of Trecastle Hill, 12 miles west of Y Gaer; lost; dated AD258-268; with #2261 cut onto rearIMP DO N MAR CASSIANIO LATINIO POSTVMO PIO FEL AVG
2261milestone; 1769 with #2260; lost; dated AD268-270; restoredIMP C M PIAVONIO ...ΛIO ... AVG

Dynevor, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

2262milestone; 1697 at Dynevor/Dinefawr, Llandeilo; lost; dated AD275/276IMP C M CL TACITO P F INVICTO AVG

Cae Metta, Llys Dinorwig, Gwynedd

2263gritstone milestone; 1795 among several hut remains at Caer-bythod, Cae Metta, ¼ mile NE of Llys Dinorwig & 5 miles E of Caernarfon; Segontium Mus., Caernarfon; dated AD249-251; restoredIMP Q TRO DECIO CESARI P FEL

Ty Coch, Pentir, Gwynedd

2264broken column; 1806 near Ty Coch, Pentir, 7 miles NE of Caernarfon; lost; dated AD212-217NVM AVGG IMP CAESAR M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG ARAB ...IX

Rhiwiau-uchaf, Llanfairfechan, Gwynedd

2265millstone-grit milestone; 1883 in Caegwag field on Rhiwiau-uchaf Farm, Llanfairfechan, 7 miles W of Caerhun, with #2266; dated AD120/121IMP CAES TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P V P P COS III A KANOVIO M P VIII
2266gritstone milestone; 1883 within 10 yds of #2265; Brit. Mus.; dated AD198-209IMPP CAES L SEP SEVERVS P P ET M AVR ANTONINVS AVGG ET P... !

Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen, Gwynedd

2267igneous rock milestone; 1954 at Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen ('Pass of the Two Stones'), 4 miles W of Caerhun; Nat. Mus. Wales; dated AD307-337; restored...INV AVG DIVI CONSTANTI PI ΛG FILIO

Ribchester, Lancashire (Bremetenacum)

2268milestone; 1612; lost; dated AD249-251; possibly equated with #2269D N IMP CAES G MESIO Q DECIO TRN... !
2269milestone; 1732 in garden at W end of Ribchester; dated AD238-244IMP CAES M A... GO... !

Ashton with Stodday, Lancashire

2270millstone-grit milestone; 1811 ploughing beside Lancaster Canal near Burrow, Ashton, 3 miles S of Lancaster; Lancaster Mus.; dated AD244-249IMP C M IVL PHILIPPO PIO FEL ΛVG N
2271buff-sandstone milestone; 1834, 3 miles S of Lancaster; Lancaster Mus.; dated AD249-251IMP C D N GAIO MES... QVINTO DECIO TRAIANO PIO FELICI INVICTO AVG

Artle Beck, Caton, Lancashire

2272milestone; 1803 in Artle Beck, 4 miles ENE of Lancaster; Lancaster Mus.; dated AD119-138IMP CAES TR HADRIANO AVG P M T P COS III P P
In ansation: >II M P IIII

Castleford, West Yorkshire (Lagentium)

2273milestone; 1880 in Beancroft Road, ½ mile S of Roman town; Leeds Mus.; dated AD250/251; opposite end of stone bears #2274IMP C G M Q DECIO P F AVG ET G M Q ETRVSCO CAESAR
2274re-used milestone; 1880 with #2273; dated AD251-253IMPP CC VIBIO O GALLO ET G V VOLVSIANO P F AVGG EB M P XXII !
2275millstone-grit milestone; 1880 whilst drain-laying in Carlton Street, Castleford; Yorkshire Mus., York; dated AD276IMP CΛES MΛR ΛNNIO FLORIΛNO P F ΛVG

Ackworth Moor, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

2275atop of milestone; 2002 on Ryddings Farm, Ackworth Moor Top, 6 miles SE of Castleford; Pontefract Mus.; dated AD276; restoredIMP C M ANNI O FLO [RIANO P F INV AVG M P E XXVI]

Duel Cross, Yorkshire

2276re-used buff-gritstone milestone; 1776 at Duel Cross, 3 miles S of Aldborough; Lawson Mus., Aldborough; dated AD249-251primary: ... AVG ... XXG S
secondary: IMP CAES G MESSIVS Q DECI TRA PO FELICI AVG !

Aldborough, Yorkshire (Isurium)

2277top of buff-gritstone milestone; 1924 in excavations 160 ft S of N gateway; Lawson Mus., Aldborough; dated AD249-251IMP CAES G MESSIVS ...
2278top of buff-gritstone milestone; 1852 near Aldborough; Lawson Mus.; dated AD249-251; restoredIMP CAES DO N G MESS ...

Greta Bridge, Durham

2279buff-sandstone milestone; 1727 near SW angle of fort; now at Rokeby; dated AD251-253IMPP DD NN GALLO ET VOLVSIANO AVGG

Vale House, Stainmore, Durham

2280milestone; 1924 with #2281 and another defaced stone, in ditch beside Roman road, 100 yds W of Vale House, 2½ miles W of Bowes/Lavatris; County Hall, Northallerton; primary dated AD276, secondary dated AD276-282primary: IMP C M ANNIO FLORANO P F AVG
secondary: IMP C M AVRELIO PROBO P F AVG
2281milestone; 1924 with #2280; County Hall, Northallerton; dated AD282/283IMP C M AVR CARO P F AVG M ...

Rey Cross, Stainmore, Durham

2282milestone; 1760 at turnpike-house on Stainmore. 5 miles W of Bowes/Lavatris; lost; dated AD282/283... CARO PIO FEL E INV AVG

Hawking Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

2283milestone; 1836 beside Roman road 4 miles N of Kirkby Lonsdale; Middleton Church; re-erected & re-dedicated in year of discoveryM P LIII
modern text: SOLO ERVTVM RESTITVIT CVL MOORE AN MDCCCXXXVI !!

Hangingshaw, Long Marton, Appleby, Cumbria

2284red-sandstone milestone; 1694 beside Roman road at Hangingshaw, 3 miles SE of Kirkby Thore (NY682217); Carlisle Mus.; dated AD244-249; restoredIMP CAESARI MARC IVLIO PHILIPPO PIO FELICI INVICTO AVGVSTO PERP ET M IVL PHILIPPO NOBILISSIMO CAESARI

Brougham, Cumbria (Brocavum)

2285red-sandstone milestone; 1602 near Brougham fort at confluence of Lowther & Eamont; Brougham Castle; dated AD307-337IMP C VΛL CONSTANTINO PIENT ΛVG !

Old Carlisle, Cumbria

2286milestone; 1564 beside Roman road at Old Carlisle; lost; dated AD247IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPO PIO FELICI AVG ET M I IVLIO PHILIPPO NOBILISSIMO CAESA TR P COS

Old Penrith, Cumbria

2287milestone; 1701 beside Roman road at Old Penrith; lost; dated AD268-270; restoredIMP CAES M PIΛVONIVS VICTORINVS PIVS FEL...

Low Hesket, Cumbria

2288milestone; 1766 beside Roman road in Hesket Parish, 9 miles SE of Carlisle; lost; dated AD307-337IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINO P F INV AVG

Scalesceugh, Cumbria

2289red-sandstone milestone; 1915 at Scalesceugh, 5 miles SE of Carlisle; Carlisle Mus.; dated AD238-244; restoredIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANO P FEL AVG ... ...O

Harraby Bridge, Gallows Hill, Carlisle, Cumbria

2290grey-sandstone milestone, inscribed 3 times; 1894 in River Petterill at Gallows Hill, 1 mile S of Carlisle; Carlisle Mus.; this text in centre of stone, #2291 & #2292 inscribed on either endIMP... ... ... ... ...S ...C
2291milestone; 1894 with #2290 & #2292; dated AD286-293IMP C M AVR MAVS CARAVSIO P F INVICTO AVG
2292milestone; 1894 with #2290 & #2291; dated AD306/307FL VAL CONSTANTINO NOB CAES

Waterfalls, Dere Street, Northumberland

2293milestone; 1953 during gravel-quarrying 535 yds W of Dere Street; Bowes Mus.; dated AD305-311; restoredIMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANO P FEL...

Willington, Durham

2294milestone; 1910 beside Roman branch-road, between Willington Burn & Cumberland Terrace, Willington; private collection, Laurel House; dated AD238-244IMP CAESARI MARCO ANT GORDIANO ...

Lanchester, Durham (Longovicium)

2295milestone; 1783 re-used as gate-post on N side of Roman road; lost; dated AD238-244...N IMP M ANT GORDIANO PIO FELICI AVG

Corbridge, Northumberland

2296milestone; 1760 at Corbridge; lost; dated AD268-270; restoredIMP C M PIAVONIO VICTORINO P F AVG
2297gritstone milestone; 1868 W of Roman town; Alnwick Castle; dated AD309-313primary: AVG ...
secondary: CAESAR MAXMINVS AVG N

Welton, Rudchester, Northumberland

2298milestone; 1813 E of Mile-Castle 17 on Hadrian's Wall; broken during recovery, now lost; dated AD213; restoredIMP CAES M AVRELIO ANTONINO PIO FELICI AVG ARAB ADIAB PART MAXIMO BRIT MAXIMO TRIB POT XVI COS IIII IMP II G IVL MARCO LEG AVG PR PR

Crindledykes Farm, Chesterholm, Northumberland

2299buff-sandstone milestone; 1885 at Crindledykes Farm, 1 mile E of Chesterholm/Vindolanda, with #2300 - #2305; Chesters Mus.; dated AD222/223; restoredIMP CAES M AVREL SEVERO ALEXANDRO PIO FEL AVG P M TR P II COS P P CVR CL XENOPH LEG AVG PR PRAET M P XIIII
2300buff-sandstone milestone; 1885 with #2299 et al.; Chesters Mus.; dated AD276-282M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG
2301buff-sandstone milestone, re-used 3 times; 1885 with #2299 et al.; Chesters Mus.; 1st dated: AD296-305; 2nd dated: AD306/307; 3rd dated: AD305-311; 4th dated: AD309-313; restoredfirst: ... NOB CAES
second: ... NOB CAESAR
third: IMP CAES MAXIMIANO P F AVG
fourth: IMP CAES MAXIMINO P F AVG
2302millstone-grit milestone; 1885 with #2299 et al.; Chesters Mus.; dated AD307-337IMP CAES FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F INV AVG DIVI CONST ...
2303buff-sandstone milestone; 1885 with #2299 et al.; Chesters Mus.; dated AD306/307IMP CAES FLAV VAL CONSTANTINO PIO F NOB CAESARI DIVI CONSTANTI PII AVG FILIO
2304milestone fragment; 1885 with #2299 et al.; lostIMP...
2305base of milestone; 1885 with #2299 et al.; lostL I

Hadrian's Wall, Cawfields, Northumberland

2306white-sandstone milestone; 1882 with #2307 beside Military Way 205 yds ESE of MC 42, Cawfields; dated AD222/223; Chesters Mus.IMP CAES M AVREL SEVER ALEXANDRO PI FEL AVG P M TR P II COS P P CVR CL XENEPHONTE LEG AVG PR PRAET M P XVIII
2307white-sandstone milestone; 1882 with #2306; Chesters Mus.; dated AD282/283IMP CΛES NVBERIΛNO N C

Chesterholm/Vindolanda, Northumberland

2308milestone; 1725 beside Stanegate, 1 mile W of Chesterholm/Vindolanda; re-used as gate-post 160 yds W of original position; restoredprimary: ...DRI
secondary: BONO REI PVBLICAE NATO !

Carvoran, Northumberland (Magnis)

2309red-sandstone milestone; 1932 re-used in road-culvert on Stanegate, ½ mile E of Carvoran at Fell End Farm; Black Gate; dated AD273-275; restoredIMP CAES L DOMITIO AVRELIANO P F AVG
2310buff-sandstone milestone; 1716 near Carvoran; Chapter Library, Durham; dated AD306/307; restoredIMP CAES FLAV VAL CONSTANTINO PIO NOB CAESARI DIVI ...

Oldwall, Carlisle, Cumbria

2311red-sandstone milestone; 1816 on Military Way at Oldwall; Carlisle Mus.; dated AD305/306IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG SIMPER SENI... !

Antonine Wall, Bar Hill, Strathclyde

2312panelled milestone; 1726 on Military Way at Bar Hill; dated AD139-161; restoredIMP CAES T AEL HADRI ANTONINO AVG PIO P P VEXILATIONES LEG II AVG ET LEG XX V V

Antonine Wall, Cramond, Lothian

2313buff-sandstone ansate milestone; 1697 near Cramond; Nat. Mus. Antiq.; dated AD140-144; restoredIMP CAES L SEP SEVERO AVG PIO P COS III ET M AEL ANTONINO AVG PIO P P COS III [ET P SEP GETAE NOB CAES COS II] COH I CVGERNOR TRIMONTI M P ... !!

Hadrian's Wall, somewhere in Cumbria

2314milestone; 1722 possibly near Lanercost; lost; restoredBONO > REI P NATO

For the inscriptions classified as Aliena (#2315-#2329) and Falsa (#2330-#2400), please consult the R.I.B..

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