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Durnford, Elias, Major - Attributed To

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Height: 385mm
Width: 320mm


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An Exact Reduced Copy, being one half the size of the original Stone, taken off by Major Elias Durnford Esq., found by him in digging up some of the hidden foundations near the Old Monastery within Tinmouth [sic] Castle Northumberland 12th June 1783
The Stone a free Stone 22 In. Sqr. and 9 Inches thick found at the bottom of the foundation.
Archæol. Vol. VIII. 326.

Inscription content

Plan of the foundations
Dug out at Tinmouth [sic]
Castle w[i]th Copy of the
Inscription Stones


Reference (free text)

John Brand, 'Explanation of the Inscriptions on a Roman Altar and Tablet Found at Tinmouth [sic] Castle in Northumberland, A.D.1783', Archaeologia 8 (1787): 326-8. Illustration (Engraving), fig. 4, pl. XXI, opp. p. 326.

Reference (free text)

Albert Way, Catalogue of Antiquities, Coins, Pictures, and Miscellaneous Curiosities, in the Possession of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1847 (London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1847), p. 8, no. 28.

Reference (free text)

John Hodgson, History of Northumberland 7 vols. (Newcastle: John Hodgson, 1820), pt. 2, vol. 3: 169.

Reference (free text)

William Camden, Britannia: or, A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Islands Adjacent, from the Earliest Antiquity 2nd ed, 4 vols. (London: John Stockdale, 1806), 3: 514. Illustration (Engraving), fig. 15, pl. XXXV, opp. p. 509.
    For this drawing, Major Durnford seems to have reused a sheet removed from a ledger or account book, which has the names of workmen working at the Castle. Most of them were earning a guinea a day.