Tyne and Wear HER(812): Wallsend vicus, conduit - Details
Wallsend vicus, conduit
Water Supply and Drainage
Writing in 1789, Brand recorded that, "In sinking the shaft of a pit...a conduit (was) discovered... The viewer crept a good way along it and described it as built of great stones of coarse workmanship". There is no evidence for the date of this structure, or its function, or its precise location. Bidwell et al. suggest it was west of the fort.
<< HER 812 >> J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, I, 604 P.T. Bidwell, N. Holbrook & M.E. Snape, 1991, The Roman Fort at Wallsend and its Environs, p. 2 no. 3