Fragment of a terracotta chimney

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Fragment of a terracotta chimney.
© National Museums Scotland

Fragment of a terracotta chimney

This fragment of a terracotta chimney was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

The fragment is from a circular fitting which had a square or rectangular hole cut in the side.

Hot air and smoke dispersed from Roman buildings through chimneys. However, few chimneys are known, probably because they rarely survive in a complete state, and many fragments are misidentified.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-458-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1598 A
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Clay, red
Dimensions: 8.00" D
What: Chimney
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Red clay chimney from Newstead
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