Jordan Hill Roman Temple
|Jordan Hill Roman Temple|
A view of Jordan Hill Roman Temple
Map showing the location of Jordan Hill Roman Temple in Dorset.
Jordan Hill Roman Temple is a Romano-Celtic Temple and Roman ruin situated on Jordan Hill above Bowleaze Cove in the eastern suburbs of Weymouth in Dorset, England. Original amateur excavations on the site in 1843, by J. Medhurst, were followed by a series of excavations in the 20th Century  suggesting that the site was in operation between c.AD 69-79 to the later 4th century AD.
This is a Romano-British type temple, with a square-plan building situated within a courtyard or precinct. The floorplan of the temple measured 6.8 square metres. The surrounding precinct measured 84 square meters and contained numerous deposits of animal bones, ceramics, and coins. The site may also have served as a late 4th Century signal station.
- "PastScape - Jordan Hill Roman Temple". PastScape (English Heritage). 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
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- Woodward, A. 1992. Shrines and Sacrifice (English Heritage). London: Batsford. pp79
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