Keys to the Past

Roman fort (Newbrough and Fourstones)

Excavations in the churchyard of St Peter's Church in Newbrough in 1930 discovered a Roman fortlet. It measured about 195 feet by 190 feet (59.4m by 57.9m). The position of this fort fills the longest interval in the chain of Stanegate forts. The finds from the excavations were all fourth century and archaeologists think the fort may have been occupied only briefly after it was first built in the early second century and remained deserted until the frontier was reorganised in the fourth century.

Reference number:N7597
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1965; E C Waight

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones

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