known Roman Road at Maryport resulted in unearthing a Roman altar or monumental
stone on Saturday.
It consists of an octagonal shaft springing from a fluted base; on the upper
part of the shaft is the face of a woman, encircling which are four fishes.
Its measurements are as follows: -
Height, four feet; circumference of base, 4 feet 10 inches; circumference of
neck, 2 feet 10 inches; do. Of face, 2 feet 4 inches; length of serpent, 3
feet 9 inches; length from the base of pedestal or shaft (octagonal) to top, 2
feet 10 inches; base of shaft to neck, 1 foot 10 inches.