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Vindolanda - Severan Barracks

The Roman emperor Septimius Severus, born 145 AD died 211 AD, was the first african to hold the position between 193 AD and his death at York in 211 AD. Between 2008 and 2010 he campaigned in Scotland accompanied by his son and eventual successor, Caracalla.

The remainging evidence of this campaign are the marching camps and a large granary and store at South Shields. However the Severan impact on Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda was also prominent.

"On this site the remains of the civilian houses have been removed to reveal a pair of barracks of the Severan fort, dating to the early years of the 3rd century."



 Severan barracks

 and here the story board for the Severan fort.


Severan fort

The 4th Cohort of Gauls were part of the Severan expedition


4th cohort gauls





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Other related Vidolanda pages

Wells and Water, Early civilians, Roman Vindolanda, Bath house, West Wall,  Strip houses, Granary and stores, HQ & Praetorium,Circular huts, Toilets, Chesterholm, Temple, Replica Fort