Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

HOUSESTEADS (VERCOVICIUM) FORT


HOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT
Photo Andrew Tivenan

Housesteads, or Vercovicium, Fort was built by the Romans in AD124, repacing an earlier defensive wall turret. Hadrian's Wall forms the northern wall of the fort. Most of the interior of the fort dates from the 3rd or 4th centuries. The remains are well preserved as the fort is in an isolated position with steep drops to the north and south.

The site is owned by the National Trust and is in the care of English Heritage.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Latrine photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan West Gate photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan East Gate photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan West Wall photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
B6318, 5 miles north east of Haltwhistle
Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NN

 



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