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Latitude: 53.2467 / 53°14'48"N
Longitude: -2.284 / 2°17'2"W
OS Eastings: 381144
OS Northings: 372221
OS Grid: SJ811722
Mapcode National: GBR DZHW.9W
Mapcode Global: WH99G.WNKD
Entry Name: Roman Sarcophagus in Garden at Withington Hall
Listing Date: 28 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107883
English Heritage Legacy ID: 59163
Location: Lower Withington, Cheshire East, SK11
County: Cheshire East
Civil Parish: Lower Withington
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Chelford St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Chester
WITHINGTON C.P. (off) HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD
SJ 87 SW
6/123 Roman Sarcophagus in
Garden at Withington
Sarcophagus. Early third century. Marble. Bowl with straight sides
and rounded ends, missing cover. Front: Central panel showing three
graces in high relief, the central figure with her back turned, those
to either side facing, all dressed in knotted hymata to lower bodies.
Panels of S-shaped flutings to either side. Figures of husband and
wife in high relief to either end each with a smaller figure at their
feet. The faces of these four figures having only been blocked in.
Straight vertical flutings to either end with cable to lower half of
each flute. The flutings extend to half way around each end after
which the outline of arabesque patterns have been roughly blocked in.
The rear is plain.
Similar sarcophogi exist at Penrice Castle, Glamorgan, and the Villa
Source: Journal of Roman Studies, 1938, article by G Rodenwalt.
Listing NGR: SJ8114472221
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