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Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
 

Pons Aelius

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 21, 2018
1. Pons Aelius Marker
Inscription.  
Pons Aelius
A cold winter's evening, just before dusk, 386AD.

The First Cohort of Cornovii are stationed at Pons Aelius. As auxiliary soldiers they protect the only river crossing for miles around.

A handful of soldiers await orders from their officer who stands halfway up Via Praetoria dressed in white woolens, whilst their Mastiff guard-dog looks toward the north gate expecting their patrol of the frontier beyond.

Other soldiers sleep in the barracks on the right whilst the Principia (Headquarters) is guarded by a sentry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 54° 58.162′ N, 1° 36.635′ W. Marker is in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in Northumberland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of St. Nicholas Street and The Black Gate, on the right when traveling north. Located at Newcastle Castle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 1RQ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norman Castle (here, next to this marker); Medieval Castle (here, next to this marker); William Heron
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By Michael Herrick, August 21, 2018
2. Pons Aelius Marker
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(here, next to this marker); The Heron Pit (a few steps from this marker); The Barbican (a few steps from this marker); St. Nicholas Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); The Black Gate (a few steps from this marker); Turning Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle upon Tyne.
 
Also see . . .  Newcastle Castle. (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Pons Aelius Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 21, 2018
3. Pons Aelius Marker
The marker is on the walkway behind the barbican tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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