Romano-Celtic Temple

Bourton Grounds, Buckinghamshire

NGRef: SP729331
OSMap: LR152/165
Type: Temple
Bourton Grounds - VRML Model
Bourton Grounds - VRML Model
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This square Romano-Celtic temple lies beside the River Twin near Buckingham, opposite the Thornborough Roman barrows. The walls were of timber-facing with a rubble core, with massive corner-posts. The portico measured c.53 ft. square with walls c. 2 ft. thick, the cella 25 ft. square with 4 ft. thick walls. The temple faced east. It was built in the late-3rd century and remained in use until the early-5th. (Type Ia, or Ib)

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See: Temples in Roman Britain by M.J.T. Lewis (Cambridge 1966).

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