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Roman cemetery and Stanegate near Carvoran Roman fort (Greenhead)

The cemetery of Carvoran Roman fort and its civilian settlement lies on the east side of the fort alongside the Stanegate Roman road. Although there are no traces of the cemetery above ground, burials and tombstones have been found there since the 19th century. However, the Stanegate can be seen in places as an upstanding earthwork, with a raised bank representing the spine of the road and its drainage ditches visible on each side. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6080
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead


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