Site: Chesterholm

Name:Chesterholm (n/a) CISP No:CHOLM
Place:Chesterholm (n/a) Grid Ref:NY 7710 6640 (GB)   Map
Parish:Henshaw (n/a) Stones:1
County:Northumberland (n/a) , England Saint(s):none
Site Type:other

Site Notes

Chesterholm is the site of the fort of Vindolanda on Hadrian's wall.

Collingwood/Wright/1965, 529: `1 mile south of Turret 38a, and 2 miles south-west of Housesteads fort'.

For a detailed local map see Crow/1995, 24.

For a broader map see Thomas/1992a, 2.

The fort of Chesterholm/Vindolanda was on the line of Hadrian's Wall. This site has produced a number of stone inscriptions, Collingwood/Wright/1965, nos. 1683--1722, as well as a large series of inscribed letters in wood (see Bowman/1994).

Frere/1987, 365, argues that Roman coins from the late-fourth century are known from Chesterholm, while Dark/1992b, 111--120, argues that Chesterholm remained occupied in the fifth and sixth centuries as part of a continued defence of the line of Hadrian's wall.

Bidwell/1985, 38, 45--46, 75, argues for a fifth-century phase of construction for some of the structures at Chesterholm, and for fifth-century occupation.

Against the continued defence of Hadrian's wall in this period see Dark/1996, 23--51.