NZ1167 : The 'Giant's Grave' - a Roman cistern near Rudchester

taken 6 years ago, near to Horsley, Northumberland, Great Britain

The 'Giant's Grave' - a Roman cistern near Rudchester
The 'Giant's Grave' - a Roman cistern near Rudchester
This large cistern cut out of a huge rock slab was found in the late C18th. It measures 3.9m by 1.5m internally and is at least 0.5m deep. It has a drainage hole in the north-west corner. It is located in the grounds to the west of Rudchester Hall and was visited with the kind permission of the owner NZ1167 : Location of the Giant's Grave, Rudchester

It is thought to be a unique survival of the Roman period and may have been used within the vicus or settlement alongside the nearby fort or even the fort bath-house which has not been located. There is are remains of a mithraeum in a nearby field.
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Friday, 17 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 17 June, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
Roman 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1118 6740 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.0629N 1:49.6056W
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