Temple of Antenociticus

Roman Temple Or Shrine

This apsidal temple, probably dedicated to a local god, is situated about 100 yards outside the south-eastern defences of the Condercum fort, and is perfectly aligned north-south. This small, rectangular building measures some 15 feet east-west by 20 feet north-south, with an apse extending a further six feet to the south, wherein was placed a life-sized statue of the god. Probably built in the second century, the original northern doorway was blocked sometime in the third and replaced by a door inserted into the east wall.

Altar of Longus - RIB1329 Altar of Vibius - RIB1327 Pedestal for Statue of God - RIB1328 Blocked Earlier Doorway Later Eastern Doorway

RIB1332 - Altar dedicated to Mars

To the god Mars Lenuanus fulfilled his vow.
DEO M
ARTI
LENV
ANVS
V S
No commentary.

RIB1335 - Altar dedicated to Vetris

To the holy god Vetris.
DEO
VETRI
SANGTO
No commentary.

RIB1331 - Altar dedicated to the three Witches

To the three Witches.
LAMIIS
TRIBVS
No commentary.

References for Condercvm

  • Hadrian’s Wall Map and Guide by the Ordnance Survey (Southampton, 1989);
  • Hadrian’s Wall in the Days of the Romans by Ronald Embleton and Frank Graham (Newcastle, 1984) pp.51-57;
  • The Roman Military Diet by R.W. Davies, in Britannia ii (1971) pp.122-142;
  • Temples in Roman Britain by M.J.T. Lewis (Cambridge 1966);
  • The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965).

Roman Roads near Condercvm

Wall: E (2) to Pons Aelivs (Newcastle, Tyne & Wear) Wall: W (7) to Vindobala (Rudchester, Northumberland)