This set of photographs were taken at Arbeia Roman Fort which is situated in South Shields.
This Roman Fort was originally built in A.D. 160 and played an essential roll in being a port and supply base for the Roman Invaders on Hadrians Wall and to the North.
The Fort was occupied for over 300 years.
The Gate House has been reconstructed - much to the annoyance of numerous historians who consider this to be a "cardinal sin".
The Fort is still the site of an archaelogical dig but is open to the public - free entry to the grounds, gate house and small museum. Well worth a visit.
Further photographs of the Roman Fort at South Shields can be found on my photographic Archive Site - just click on the two links below:
Arbeia Volume 1
Arbeia Volume 2