Housesteads Fort, Hadrian’s Wall, England

By | 2013-06-23T05:09:22+00:00 June 23, 2013|Categories: England, Europe, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

housesteads fort hadrians wallAll along the wall built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian across the width of northern England in the second century are forts which housed soldiers who actually manned the wall. Every mile, there were towers which housed a couple of dozen soldiers. At larger intervals were forts, such as this one at Housestead, which held a full garrison of up to 800 soldiers. This is a picture of what is left of their storehouse, which held the food necessary to supply the cohorts.


  1. Karen Warren June 26, 2015 at 3:08 am - Reply

    I’ll be up there next week – very much looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing the picture.

    • Tom Bartel June 26, 2015 at 3:09 am - Reply

      Take your cold weather gear. There’s nothing so cold as summer in northern England.

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