Showing posts with label Roman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roman. Show all posts

Saturday, April 01, 2017

The Romans on Tyneside


The Romans on Tyneside.

These photos show Roman baths which were recently discovered near the Roman Fort of Segedunum at Wallsend.
In addition there is a statue which has been built by apprentices at the WD Close engineering company, of a Roman soldier, also at Segedunum.
For further images of the Roman legacy in the North East please click here.
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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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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Hadrian's Wall & the Sycamore Gap Northumberland


Hadrian's Wall & the Sycamore Gap, Northumberland.

Hadrian's Wall (commonly referred to as the Roman Wall) was built between 122 and 128 AD. It represented the northern boundary of the mighty Roman Empire. 
The wall was 80 Roman miles (73 miles or 117.5 km) in length.
The wall stretched from the Solway Firth to Segedunum Fort at Wallsend on the river Tyne.
Much of the original wall survives and was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987.
The tree shown in the photos was voted England's tree of the year in 2016 because of the dramatic backdrop, and appeared in the 1991 film "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" , starring Kevin Costner.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Segedunum Roman Fort Wallsend


Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend.

Segedunum Roman Fort was built at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall which itself stretched 73miles from the Tyne to the Solway Firth.
Of course the town of Wallsend derives its name from the Wall.
Emperor Hadrian ordered that work be started on the wall in 122 AD and this was to represent Roman power at the northern frontier of the mighty Roman empire.
Hadrian's Wall stretches from Cumbria through big chunks of Northumberland onwards through Newcastle to Wallsend.
Segedunum means “Strong Fort” and would have been the base for 600 Roman soldiers.
Today the Segedunum museum is a visitors site on Hadrian’s Wall and much of the foundations and even part of the Wall survive here. 
One of the features of the Segedunum museum is the 35 metre viewing tower which provide dramatic views of the fort and contemporary industry on the river. Pons Aelius
(Newcastle) and Arbeia Roman Fort at South Shields are also a reflection of the impact the Romans had on Tyneside.
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