Sidgate Roman military base (Newbrough and Fourstones)
The probable remains of a Roman fort were discovered by aerial photography in 1976. It lies on the east side of Sidgate Lane in Newbrough and encloses a smaller farmstead. The fort measures about 295m long by 170m wide and lies partially beneath a modern housing estate. When archaeologists carried out some excavations here in 1993 the results were inconclusive, and fieldwalking failed to find any Roman material.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960|
Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones
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