NY7766 : Remains of Granary, Vindolanda Roman Fort

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

Remains of Granary, Vindolanda Roman Fort
Remains of Granary, Vindolanda Roman Fort
One of two large buildings within the stone fort, between the west wall and the central Headquarters building NY7766 : Vindolanda Fort (2), excavated in 2009. The western building was for general storage and had a solid floor. It had been burnt down at some point and then rebuilt. Probably after AD 400, both were re-used as living accommodation. Soil samples taken during the excavation would reveal what was being stored and the pests that competed for the goods.
Vindolanda Roman Fort
Vindolanda was a Roman auxiliary fort (castrum) just south of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. Located near the modern village of Bardon Mill, it guarded the Stanegate, the Roman road from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth. It is noted for the Vindolanda Tablets, among the most important finds of military and private correspondence (written with ink on wooden tablets) found anywhere in the Roman Empire.
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Tuesday, 13 March, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Educational sites 
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Granary 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7703 6634 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.4667N 2:21.6316W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7702 6635
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