Keys to the Past

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.

Reference number:N7616
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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones


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