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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Housesteads Roman Fort Northumberland


Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland.

Housesteads Roman Fort was built in 124 AD, shortly after Hadrian's Wall started construction in 122 AD.
The fort would have barracks capable of supporting 800 Roman soldiers and a small village of locals providing supplies to the fort was established outside the fort walls.
The name of the fort was given variously as Borcovicus, Borcovicium and Velurtion.
Housesteads is taken from the name of the 18th century farm on which the fort is situated.
The Roman influence on what is now North East England is still observable with remains of  various forts and sections of Hadrian's Wall visible, as well as some modern roads and bridges following pathways laid down by the Romans.
Further photos of Hadrian's Wall and the famous Sycamore Gap can be seen here.

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