Arbeia fort development plans

Rogue Classicism spotted this report on Journal Live. See my videos of the fort here, and a few photos here.

PLANS to build a visitor centre for one of South Tyneside’s major attractions have been shelved.

After listening to local residents and community groups, South Tyneside councillors have decided not to go ahead with a proposal to develop the centre for Arbeia Roman fort on the Lawe Top at South Shields.

The fort is rated as one of the main cultural assets in South Tyneside.

It is part of Hadrian’s Wall world heritage site and has provided many significant archaeological finds.

Over the last 20 years a series of reconstructions have taken place, including one of the gatehouses, the fort commander’s quarters and barracks.

The existing museum on the site is very limited and any development on the existing site would conflict with its status as a scheduled ancient monument and archaeological remains within the site.

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