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Mithraeum of Rudchester

The Mithraeum of Rudchester was discovered in 1844 on the brow of the hill outside the roman station.
9 Jun 2009
Plan of the Mithraeum of Rudchester

Plan of the Mithraeum of Rudchester


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A Mithraeum, discovered in Rudchester in 1844 'on the brow of the hill outside the south west angle of the (roman) station' (Bruce).

'The sanctuary was rediscovered 150 yds. outside the south-western angle of the fort, and excavated by Messrs. J. P. Gillam and r. MacIvor. The shrine was built on the original surface of the ground, and oriented to the north-west. The nave is rectangular, 42 ft. long and 26 ft.

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