NY7868 : Vercovicium: grain store

taken 10 months ago, 4 km from Bardon Mill, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Vercovicium: grain store
Vercovicium: grain store
This detail of the more northerly of the two granaries (horrea) shows the low pillars supporting a raised floor keeping the supplies relatively safe from damp and rodents. Holes in the outer wall weren't intended to make it easier for rats to get in but to allow dogs to get in to chase the rats who would find ways in anyway, while of course improving ventilation as well. The wall in the background is part of Hadrian's Wall, in this section a rubble-filled double stone wall on top of a natural escarpment, the Whin Sill LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roman Remains 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7898 6883 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.8144N 2:19.8141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7899 6882
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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