Gosbecks Farm Temple

Temple Or Shrine

The Gosbeck's Romano-British Temple

This square temple lies in a temenos on a plateau, about 3 miles south of Colchester. The temple portico was about 44 feet square, the central shrine or cella about 23½ feet square. Built during the mid-2nd century and unused by the 4th, its original orientation remains unknown, likewise the god it was built to serve, although its plan is typical of a so-called Romano-British temple, where the deity was usually a conflation of a local British god with his/her classical counterpart.

References for Gosbecks Farm Temple

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

Map References for Gosbecks Farm Temple

NGRef: TL9622 OSMap: LR168

Roman Roads near Gosbecks Farm Temple

None identified