Roman aqueduct to Great Chesters from the Cawburn (Greenhead)
The Roman aqueduct that supplied water to Great Chesters Roman fort runs for about six miles starting at the Caw Burn near Saughy Rigg. It follows a very twisting and winding route. The aqueduct survives as an earthwork and as a buried feature. Some sources have suggested that there may have been a raised section to cross a dry valley near Benks Hill but, so far, no evidence for this has been found. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES|
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates
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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead
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