Keys to the Past

Coventina's Well at Carrawburgh (Newbrough and Fourstones)

The remains of a shrine to a water goddess known as Coventina was discovered at Carrawburgh in the late 19th century. It lies west of the Roman fort at the source of a spring. The spring was encased in a stone basin that stood in the centre of a walled enclosure, or temple. A masonry-lined well stands in the shrine and when it was excavated in 1876 over 13,000 Roman coins were found as well as altars, carved reliefs and dedication slabs and a range of votive offerings. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7931
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):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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