Bourton Grounds Temple

Temple Or Shrine

This square Romano-British 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)

References for Bourton Grounds Temple

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

Map References for Bourton Grounds Temple

NGRef: SP 729 331 OSMap: LR152/165

Roman Roads near Bourton Grounds Temple

None identified