Tyne and Wear HER(811): Wallsend vicus, well - Details
Wallsend vicus, well
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Storage Site
A well was reported to J.C. Bruce by Mr Reay, and the former located it outside the south-west corner of the fort "very close to the fort wall, encroaching on the presumed position of the defensive ditches. However since the recent excavations by N. Holbrook have indicated that the ditches were filled in during the Roman period there could still have been a late Roman well in that location. However it could have been a medieval feature".
<< HER 811 >> J.C. Bruce, 1851, The Roman Wall, p. 116 and pl. IV opp. p. 113 P.T. Bidwell, N. Holbrook & M.E. Snape, 1991, The Roman Fort at Wallsend and its Environs, p. 3 no. 7