Haltwhistle Burn Small Fort and Marching Camps Haltwhistle Burn, Northumberland

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    "The small fort at Haltwhistle Burn, and another on the Stanegate at Throp, represent the first examples in Britain of a new element in the Roman military, the small fort or fortlet. These camps were designed to house only part of a normal unit, and the only difference between a small fort and a fortlet being that no provision was allowed in a fortlet for administrative buildings, these establishments being contained within the small fort. Excavations conducted within the defenses in 1908 revealed structures at the centre of the camp which have been identified as a small principia or regimental H.Q. building, which means that Haltwhistle should be termed a 'small fort'. The fort was protected by a stone-faced rampart...."
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    Link: http://roman-britain.co.uk/places/haltwhistle_burn.htm
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
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