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Civil settlement at Carvoran Roman fort (Greenhead)

The vicus, or civil settlement, associated with Carvoran Roman fort lay to the south and west of the fort. Antiquarians writing in the 18th and 19th centuries record that there were extensive remains of the settlement. However, although there is nothing to be seen of it above ground today, its remains do survive as buried features. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6079
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Land adjacent to Magna Roman Fort, Carvoran 2005; North Pennines Archaeology Ltd
METAL DETECTING SURVEY, Land adjacent to Magna Roman Fort, Carvoran 2005
TRIAL TRENCH, Land adjacent to Magna Roman Fort, Carvoran 2005; North Pennines Archaeology Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead


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