Bench support

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from Mumrills, Stirlingshire

Postcard of Bench support.
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Bench support

This stone support for a bench, here pictured with a modern seat, was found at the site of the Roman fort at Mumrills in Stirlingshire. It was used in the changing room of the bath house in the fort, sometime in the 2nd century AD.

The support is plain, with simple mouldings at the top and bottom.

The heat and moisture in a Roman bath house would have made stone furniture essential. Such rooms and furnishings would have been a source of wonder to the native population.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-568-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRB 607
Date: 2nd century AD
Material: Stone; moulded
Dimensions: 400 mm H x 260 mm L x 150 mm W
Where: Scotland, Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Mumrills
Description: Stone bench support from the military bathhouse, Mumrills
  • Clarke, D.V., Breeze, D.J., and Mackay, G. The Romans in Scotland. An introduction to the collections of the National Museums of Antiquities of Scotland. Edinburgh: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, 1980, p. 34. 
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