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A Romano-British city and Fort near Corbridge

A Romano-British city and Fort near Corbridge

Near Corbridge, where the Roman highway of Wat ling Street crosses the Tyne, was Corstopitum. Here excavation has laid bare the remains of a large fortified camp, shown in the photograph. Corbridge village lies 42 miles west of Carlisle, and itself possesses an interesting Roman relic in the arch beneath its Saxon church tower. Corstopiturn was a Romano-British town of considerable importance. Since 1908 practically the entire site has been uncovered, revealing the forum, two granaries, and a fountain.

Other pictures from Along the Walls of Hadrian and Antonine

The Wall on its way Eastward to Borcovicus, passing a Mile-Castle

Tablets and other Records of Antonines wall

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