Keys to the Past

Two Roman cemeteries at Vindolanda (Henshaw)

The first Roman burials discovered near Vindolanda were found at Archy's Flat in the 18th century. Later, another cemetery was found near Chapelsteads, or Kingcairn Hill. The cemeteries lie in fields on both sides of the Stanegate Roman road, west of the fort. Excavations there have found pots containing cremated remains as well as a tombstone to Ingenuus, who was 24 years, 4 months and 7 days old when he died. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6605
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Henshaw

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