Column (piece)

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Column (piece).
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Column (piece)

This lower part of a sandstone column was found at the site of the Roman fort a Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was probably one of six which were used to support a porch to a granary at the fort.

The column has a double moulding around the circumference above the base. Otherwise it is plain. It was discovered upright and in situ - the top has been scored by modern ploughing.

Before the Romans, homes were made with local materials, most of which have long decayed. The Romans introduced a range of new building materials such as plaster, mortar and cement. Tiles and bricks were used for roofing and internal fittings.

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Online ID: 000-100-043-950-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 4229
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Sandstone; double moulding around circumference above base
Dimensions: 570 mm H x 340 mm L x 340 W
What: Column / portion
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Lower part of a sandstone column, probably one of six supporting a porch, from Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, Pl. XI, pp 58-9. 
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