Keys to the Past

Wall Mill Roman cemetery (Greenhead)

The Roman cemetery at Wall Mill was associated with Great Chesters Roman fort. It probably lies along the sides of a Roman road in a way that can be seen at other Roman cemeteries. Originally, there would have been burial mounds in the cemetery but today these have gone and buried features survive under the ground. In the 19th century many stones were found here, including part of a statue of a woman. Some tombstones and pieces of building stone have also been found nearby. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6507
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief in association with a coring survey along the B6318 'Military Road', Throckley-Gilsland, Tynedale, Northumberland 2007; Pre-Construct Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead


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