Keys to the Past

Civilian Settlement (Whittington)

This is the probable site of the civilian settlement or vicus, which lay outside the Roman fort at Haltonchesters. The remains of two buildings can be seen above ground. Nearby to these is a stone-lined well. Elsewhere the sites of buildings can be seen as slight earthworks. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8707
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
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Halton Chesters Fort & Vicus 1999; Timescape Archaeological Surveys
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 Whittington

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