Washing Wells Roman Fort

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Washing Wells Roman Fort
Washing Wells Roman Fort is located in Tyne and Wear
Washing Wells Roman Fort
Place in the Roman world
ProvinceBritannia
Location
Coordinates54°56′10″N 1°39′30″W / 54.9362°N 1.65842°W / 54.9362; -1.65842
TownGateshead
CountyTyne and Wear
CountryEngland
Reference
UK-OSNG referenceNZ219602

Washing Wells Roman Fort, was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia. Its ruins are located at (grid reference NZ219602) southeast of Whickham in Gateshead, County Durham.[1]

History[edit]

The fort was discovered from the air in 1970 and is trapezoid measuring about 490 by 410 feet and covering an area of about 4.5 acres (1.8 ha). The fort has not been excavated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washing Wells". Retrieved 23 March 2014.

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