Roman cemetery at Carrawburgh (Newbrough and Fourstones)
The remains of a Roman cemetery lie on the east side of Carrawburgh Roman fort. Some bones were found between the fort and Milecastle 31 in 1807 and ten years later cremations buried in pots were found whilst quarrying to the east of the fort. Overall, five tombstones have been found at Carrawburgh although their original positions are unknown. Archaeologists found the remains of what might be a small temple or funerary monument in excavations during 1964. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|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|
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
Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones
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