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Halton Chesters Roman Fort (Whittington)

This Roman fort, known to the Roman's as `Onnun' stands on the east bank of Fenes Burn, on the line of Hadrian's Wall. The fort survives as a turf platform, over 1m high in places. Excavations by archaeologists have shown that the fort was probably defen

Reference number:N8635
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EXCAVATION, The Fort on Hadrian's Wall at Halton 1936
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; E C Waight
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Haltonchesters topographical survey 1989; RCHME
TRIAL TRENCH, Archaeological investigations at Halton Chesters Roman Fort 1999; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
WATCHING BRIEF, Halton Shields and Haltonchesters, Northumberland. Archaeological watching brief report 2001; LANCASTER UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT
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 Whittington

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