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Washing Wells Roman Fort

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Gabriel Moss
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Sep 27, 2018 09:55 PM 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.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Washing Wells Roman Fort on Stanegate (AD 43 - AD 410)

fort, tower


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, 2018 <> [accessed: 15 August 2020]

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