Tyne and Wear HER(5263): Benwell, Condercum Fort, Bath House - Details
Benwell, Condercum Fort, Bath House
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This lay circa 274 metres south-west of the fort on the slope towards the river. A large dressing room was later added to the original scheme. In 1751-2 the second Robert Shafto of Benwell drew plans of the fort (the platform still stood at that time) and the large bath-house. The plan is reproduced in Brand's book of 1789. The precise location of the bath-house has never been ascertained. The building measured c.25 metres x 31 metres. There were other extra-mural buildings in the vicinity.
<< HER 5263 >> C. Bruce, 1966, Handbook to the Roman Wall, 12th edition, p53-4 J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, I, pp. 605-607 E. Birley, 1961, Research on Hadrian's Wall, p 76 Tyne and Wear Museums, 1991, The Roman Fort at Benwell and Its Environs, A survey of the extent and presentation of the archaeological remains; Guy de la Bedoyere, 2005, Hadrian's Wall History and Guide, pp 43-44; David J. Breeze, 2006, J. Collingwood Bruce's Handbook to the Roman Wall, 14th edition, pp 151-157