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Roman Sarcophagus in Garden at Withington Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lower Withington, Cheshire East

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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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text

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
Ferrauiulo, Albano.
Source: Journal of Roman Studies, 1938, article by G Rodenwalt.

Listing NGR: SJ8114472221

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