Saturday, August 13, 2011


With a site boasting the best Roman baths remains in the country (probably), Binchester is a must for the tile fan. In this case, a tile fan without her camera (the pic above is from Stanford Univ's website), but I shall return to the site in one guise or another and will take my best camera with me.
Meanwhile, a bit of information about the site:

This is the Durham County Council website, with visiting details:

There's an excavation taking place there until 2014, and here's the associated blog, which details the finds, both artefact and site specific:

A couple of recent publications are now in discerning bookshops:

Vinovia by Iain Ferris


The Beautiful Rooms are Empty: Excavations at Binchester Roman Fort, 1976-1981 and 1986-1991 by Iain Ferris
Frankly, I don't think the beautiful rooms are empty, because they are full of tile! btw, some of the tile from the site can be seen in Bowes Museum, and I have some photos of those somewhere ...

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