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Washing Wells Roman Fort

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Gabriel Moss
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Last modified Nov 20, 2023 07:08 AM History
The site of a Roman fort has been identified via aerial photos. It is situated in agricultural land on Dunston Hill overlooking the River Tyne, 3 miles southwest of Newcastle and ca. 1 km southeast of Whickham.

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fort, fort, tower (deprecated)


The fort, with a trapezoidal plan, measures ca. 490 by 410 feet (ca. 150 x 125 m) and covers an area of ca. 1.8 ha.

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Jeffrey Becker, and Gabriel Moss, 'Washing Wells Roman Fort: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 15 July 2024]

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