NY7766 : Headquarters Building, Vindolanda Roman Fort

taken 8 years ago, near to Henshaw, Northumberland, Great Britain

Headquarters Building, Vindolanda Roman Fort
Headquarters Building, Vindolanda Roman Fort
The Headquarters Building at the centre of the stone fort is said to be the best example of an auxiliary 'Principia' in Britain. At the far end (south) was the Chapel of Standards with a sunken strong-room behind and offices on each side. The large space in front would have been a huge hall, capable of accommodating the entire garrison, who could be addressed by the commanding officer from a rostrum ('tribunal') at the west end. A deep well and a store rooms, one with a ventilated floor, complete the building.
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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The British Museum Top 10 British Treasures: LinkExternal link
Vindolanda Tablets online: LinkExternal link
Vindolanda Charitable Trust: LinkExternal link
Vindolanda on BBC: LinkExternal link
A Digger's Guide to Vindolanda: LinkExternal link
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Northumberland Tales: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 22 March, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7705 6634 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.4668N 2:21.6128W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7705 6636
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