Chesters Roman fort: Barracks

IMG_4264_Chesters

Chesters Roman Fort © David Gill

The excavated barrack buildings at Chesters lies in the north-east quadrant of the fort. The present buildings may date to a later phase of the fort (late 2nd or 3rd century).

Chesters was a cavalry fort and it appears that the troopers and their horses shared the accommodation, separated by a wooden partition.

A central gutter runs down the lane that lies between the two facing blocks.

Note the Ministry of Works ‘Barrack Block’ sign.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s