Housesteads Roman Fort, Bardon Mill, Northumberland

Housesteads Roman Fort, Bardon Mill, Northumberland
Photograph taken June 1989 © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: nmr 4546/21

An aerial view of Housesteads Fort. Its Roman name 'Vercovicium' means 'The Place of Fighters'. It was one of a chain of forts built along Hadrian's Wall. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Read detailed archaeological description.

Location

Northumberland Bardon Mill

Period

Roman (43 - 409)

Themes

Tags

fort defence wall hadrian aerial view archaeology military roman (43 - 409) english heritage