Roman Finds, Glastonbury Tor

Record ID:  118068*2 / MNA139634
Record type:  Find Spot
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Glastonbury Tor; South West
Civil Parish:  Glastonbury; Mendip; Somerset
Grid Reference:  ST 511 385
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Collection of Roman chance finds made on Glastonbury Tor

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Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)


Collection of Roman chance finds made on Glastonbury Tor:
7 Sherds. Roman coarse ware ( Rahtz 1971 p. 63).
4 Sherds. Samian Ware ( ibid. p. 61).
20 fragments. Roman file ( ibid. p. 64).
Possible Roman tessera ( ibid. p. 48).
Possible Roman metal objects ( ibid. p. 54).
Roman coins are said to have been found from the foot of the Tor, but no information can be obtained about these.
These objects, like the earlier prehistoric objects, imply that the Tor was frequented in the Roman period, if not actually occupied. Indeed, the hill-top position is characteristic of Roman temple sites in Somerset, but the present evidence would not confirm such occupation.


  • --- SZN10288 - Article in serial: P A Rahtz. 1971. Excavation on Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, 1964-6. 127.


Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 23603
  • National Monuments Record Reference: ST53NW4/ ST53NW6

Associated Events

  • ENA3273 - Archaeological Intervention,
  • ENA3399 - Heritage Assessment,

Associated Finds

  • FNA889 - POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

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