NY9170 : River crossing at Chesters Roman Fort

taken 13 years ago, near to Low Brunton, Northumberland, Great Britain

River crossing at Chesters Roman Fort
River crossing at Chesters Roman Fort
Southeast across the River North Tyne at Chesters Roman Fort (Cilvrnvm)
Chesters Roman Fort (Cilurnum)
Cilurnum (or Cilurvum), the Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall at Chesters marks the point where the Wall crossed the River North Tyne, the first major obstacle on its route from east to west. A succession of finely engineered timber bridges with stone piers spanned the river here, and the Wall itself was continued right down to the water's edge.

The fort was built just after the wall was completed in AD 123. The site guarded a bridge carrying the military road behind the wall across the River North Tyne. It is considered to be the best preserved Roman cavalry fort along Hadrian's Wall.

Today the site is under the care of English Heritage and is open to the public. There is a museum on the site, which houses Roman artefacts found at the fort and elsewhere along the wall.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 July, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roman Remains 
Category
Roman archaeological site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 913 701 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.5269N 2:8.1822W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 913 701
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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