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WHICKHAM ROMAN FORT

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The site of Whickham Roman fort. Cropmarks of a Roman fort show it has three distinct ditch systems. The innermost ditch is the most complete and forms a south-eastern facing polygon enclosing 1.88 hectares. The ditch has three visible gateways and the north-eastern gateway has four pits indicating a timber gateway. The middle ditch has only been identified on the north-east and north-west sides. The outer ditch has only been identified on the north-west and south-east sides and is 8.75m wide. There are also cropmarks of unknown date, possibly a settlement and barrows.

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