NY9170 : Chesters Roman Fort (Cilurnum)

taken 7 years ago, near to Walwick, Northumberland, Great Britain

Chesters Roman Fort (Cilurnum)
Chesters Roman Fort (Cilurnum)
Excavated remains of the Roman barracks at Cilurnum.
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
Friday, 19 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9120 7019 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.5698N 2:8.3512W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9120 7020
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