Tyne and Wear HER(1466): Newcastle, Rye Hill, inscribed boulder - Details
Newcastle, Rye Hill, inscribed boulder
Whinstone boulder, 24 x 12 inches, found in 1890 at Rye Hill, Newcastle, embedded in clay at a depth of 5 feet below street level. The site lies south of milecastle 5 and near the supposed line of the Vallum. The stone was in the Black Gate in 1930, but apparently not so in 1947. On it was a row of nine circles, in a straight line, and below them was inscribed VIII.
<< HER 1466 >> S. Holmes, 1891, Exhibited,Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 2, IV (for 1889-90), 269-70 G.R.B. Spain, 1930, Inscribed and Sculptured Stones Newcastle, Northumberland County History, XIII, 547-8, no. 14 R.G. Collingwood & R.P. Wright, 1965, The Roman Inscriptions of Britain, 1326