Keys to the Past

Bath house at Carrawburgh (Newbrough and Fourstones)

The remains of a Roman bath house were discovered outside Carrawburgh Roman fort in the 1870s. It had a similar layout to Chesters bath house but was smaller. The excavators found that the bath house had been rebuilt, probably in the fourth century AD. The exact position of the bath house in relation to the fort is unknown but a scooped out platform on the south side seem a likely place and a paved road was discovered her in 1977 leading from this platform to the burn. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7930
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones


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