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Learchild Roman fort (Alavna)


The shallow earthwork remains of a large Roman fort (thought to be 'Alavna') near High Learchild were discovered by arial photography in 1945, and confirmed by subsequent archaeological digs. The fort contains two pahses of construction and thought to date between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. It was located close to the Devil's Causeway Roman road, and situated near the confluence of the Coe Burn and the River Aln. The remains of Learchild Roman Fort are a Scheduled Monument.

Learchild Coe Burn Roman Period (43 to 409 AD) Devil's Causeway (Roman Road) Scheduled Monument
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Learchild Roman Fort
- The Learchild Roman fort site and a section of the Devil's Causeway Roman road. Northumberland, August 2012.

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ALAVNA
- "....Ditches suggested by one of St Joseph's prints. Excavation discovered much Roman stuff, including roofing tiles and Antonine pottery". (2) Heaps of turf and stone near the homestead of ...

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Roman fort, Learchild – aerial photo

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Learchild Roman fort - List Entry
- "The monument includes the remains of a sequence of two Roman forts, situated on a slight rise overlooking Coe Burn to the west. The earliest fort is a rectangular enclosure ...

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Devil's Causeway (Roman Road)
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Devil's Causeway (Roman Road)
- Overview About the Devil's Causeway The Devil's Causeway was a Roman road, which branches off Dere Street north of Corbridge, running about 55 miles to near Berwick-upon-Tweed. Today some of ...
Coe Burn
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Coe Burn
- Coe Burn is a small river in Northumberland, which is a tributary of the River Aln. Coe Burn is about 11 km long and has a catchment area of 16 km2.[1]

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List number: 1006440
Keys to the Past HER: N4465
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NU1008011348

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