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BENWELL ROMAN FORT

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  CONDERCVM, CONDERCUM
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The site of Benwell (CONDERCUM) Roman fort, part of the defences on Hadrian's Wall. It was occupied from circa 122 AD to the 4th century. It covered an area of 5.6 acres including the ramparts. A hypocaust and a sandstone altar was found in 1937 while road-making on Benwell Park Estate. This site is now partially covered by a modern reservoir and a housing estate. Various watching briefs have shown that extensive remains of the fort are extant, often at only 0.4 metres below ground level.

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