NY9170 : Courtyard of Headquarters Building, Chesters Roman Fort

taken 12 days ago, near to Walwick, Northumberland, Great Britain

Courtyard of Headquarters Building, Chesters Roman Fort
Courtyard of Headquarters Building, Chesters Roman Fort
Showing the carved Roman 'good luck' symbol in the foreground. The well is behind. See here for description of another nearby NY9170 : Carved stone at remains of Chesters Roman Bridge
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
LinkExternal link Hadrianís Wall Country, Inspiring Landscapes
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roman Remains 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9116 7016 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.5536N 2:8.3887W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 91165 70166
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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