Benwell Roman Temple - Hadrians Wall
The remains of a small temple to the native god 'Antenociticus'. The temple stands in what was once the "vicus" - the 2nd century civilian settlement surrounding the Roman fort at Benwell.
A short distance away from the temple site is the Benwell Vallum Crossing, an exposed stone causeway built by the Romans to allow movement across the Vallum, or earthwork defenses for Hadrian's Wall.
Set amongst redbrick homes in a housing estate, the stone foundations of Benwell Roman Temple sits in a little fenced lot. There are two cement copies of altars that were found during excavation of the temple. The head of a statue of Antenociticus found at Benwell Temple is on display in the Great North Museum in Newcastle.
Broomridge Avenue, Benwell, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6QN
Frequent from centre of Newcastle
Temple located immediately S of A69, at Benwell in Broomridge Ave; Vallum Crossing in Denhill Park
Newcastle 2 miles