Mithraic Altar - Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 00.011 W 000° 24.769
30U E 677596 N 5764219
Quick Description: The Mithraic Altar lies in Wrest Park.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/6/2010 12:35:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM9DKH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kdczy
Views: 5

Long Description:
In 1748 the Mithraic Altar was positioned here in Wrest Park for Jemina Marchioness de Grey and her husband Philip Earl of Hardwicke. It lies in the woodland and is constructed of flint and ashlar. The altar has inscriptions with old Greek on the western side and cuneiform on the eastern side. There is a claw-foot and foliage design in the detail on each corner of the rectangular altar.

The altar is a Grade II Listed feature listed on 10th January 1985.
Material(s): Flint and Ashlar

Website: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: N 52° 00.496 W 000° 24.683

Associated Religion or Church: Not listed

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bill&ben visited Mithraic Altar - Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK 9/25/2010 bill&ben visited it