Keys to the Past

Civilian settlement at Chesters (Humshaugh)

Outside Chesters Roman fort was a large civilian settlement, or vicus. It lies on the south side of the fort on level ground next to the River North Tyne. There is little to see on the ground, but aerial photographs show buildings and roads. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9337
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; D Smith
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Magnetic and resistance geophysical survey at Chesters Roman Fort, Chollerford 2003; TIMESCAPE RESEARCH SURVEYS
EXCAVATION, Chesters House, Chollerford. Re-excavation of cable trenches within and adjacent to scheduled monument no.26051. Monitoring of excavation of security camera foundation pits 2004; Alan Williams Archaeology

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Humshaugh

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