Pagans Hill Chew Stoke Temple

Temple Or Shrine

This octagonal temple is situated on a promontory overlooking the River Chew. The outer portico measures about 56½ feet in diameter, the inner cella about 32 feet across; all walls are about 3 feet thick. The temple faced east and was first built in the late-3rd century. After the collapse of the original building another temple was built, again to fall into ruin. The final rebuild after about 367AD included the addition of an internal screen. The building finally collapsed in the 5th century.

References for Pagans Hill Chew Stoke Temple

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

Map References for Pagans Hill Chew Stoke Temple

NGRef: ST5562 OSMap: LR172/182

Roman Roads near Pagans Hill Chew Stoke Temple

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