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Cilurnum on the Wall by R J Henderson Begg 1928

Identifier: Coll-1645

Scope and Contents

Entitled 'Cilurnum on the Wall', the ms volume has 11 photographs mounted into the pages and the text is written on pasted-in pieces of paper. There is a sketch map of the Great Britain, and a sketch of the layout of the fort.


  • 1928


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Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Biographical / Historical

Cilurnum was a fort on Hadrian's Wall. It is identified with the fort found at Chesters (Walwick Chesters) near the village of Walwick, Northumberland, England. It was built in 123 AD, just after the completion of the wall. Cilurnum is considered to be the best preserved Roman cavalry fort along Hadrian's Wall, and the site is preserved by English Heritage as Chester's Roman Fort.

R. J. Henderson-Begg visited the fort in 1928.


1 ms volume

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Modernfirsteditions Ltd., June 2015. Accession no: E2015.46.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie 12 June 2015
'Cilurnum on the Wall' by R. J. Henderson-Begg, August 1928
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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