NY4057 : Site of Uxelodunum Roman fort in Stanwix

taken 8 years ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, Great Britain

Site of Uxelodunum Roman fort in Stanwix
Site of Uxelodunum Roman fort in Stanwix
The information board and statue are in the car park of the Cumbria Park Hotel, with Stanwix Primary School behind.
This was the north western side of Uxelodunum, the biggest fort on Hadrian's Wall. It covered nearly 4 hectares, with massive stone buildings surrounded by a wall, banks and ditches. The fort housed the largest auxiliary regiment in the British province, known as the ala Petriania, which had up to 1,000 cavalry. This part of the car park was excavated by Carlisle Archaeological Unit in 1984. Some photographs of the dig can be seen on the board, information from which has been used for this description.
Sadly for the local tourist industry, nothing of the magnificent fort remains above ground today.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 26 September, 2009
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Roman archaeological site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4007 5713 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.3165N 2:56.1709W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4007 5714
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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