Keys to the Past

Civil settlement at Carrawburgh (Newbrough and Fourstones)

The remains of a civil settlement, or vicus, lies outside Carrawburgh Roman fort. It survives as an earthwork around the south and west sides of the fort. Much of the stone from the buildings has been robbed for use elsewhere and numerous robber trenches can be seen on aerial photographs defining rectangular-shaped buildings outside the west side of the fort. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7929
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; E C Waight
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES
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

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones

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