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Monument record MDR3075 - Hoptonwood Quarries (limestone and ?marble)

Type and Period (1)

  • (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Excavations of the Roman baths at Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire found evidence for the use of Hopton Wood marble. (1, 2) The present Hoptonwood Quarry is limestone. It was not determined whether this was the original quarry of the marble. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Green, H J M. 1960. 'An architectural survey of the Roman Baths at Godmanchester', Archaeological Newsletter. Volume 6, No. 12.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hart, C (NDAT). 1981. The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to AD 1500.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 11-MAY-66.



Grid reference SK 263 558 (point) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1004

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Record last edited

Oct 12 2015 11:23AM

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