NY9170 : 'Cavalry 360°' at Chesters Roman Fort

taken 4 months ago, near to Walwick, Northumberland, Great Britain

'Cavalry 360°' at Chesters Roman Fort
'Cavalry 360°' at Chesters Roman Fort
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.

LinkExternal link English Heritage, Chesters Roman Fort
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Grassland 
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Art 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9110 7014 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.5427N 2:8.4450W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 91107 70142
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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