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Chesterholm, Vindolanda

 The original farm house for the estate which became Vindolanda. It is now a small museum with a cafe and shop. Good exhibits as well. After seeing all the brickwork and mounds around Vindolanda it is worth while looking at the artifacts. things like needles, shoes and bits n pieces that you would expect from any old town.

Close to the house is a stream and garden with more exhibitions and a replica temple.

Chesterholm at vindolanda

 

Chesterholm

 

 

The Glen at Chesterholm

 

 

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Other related Vidolanda pages

Wells and Water, Early civilians, Roman Vindolanda, Bath house, West Wall, Severan barracks, Strip houses, Granary and stores, HQ & Praetorium,Circular huts, Toilets,  Temple, Replica Fort

 

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 This excerpt comes from the Vindolandsa website

Chesterholm was built by one of Northumberland's most remarkable but now largely unknown sons, Anthony Hedley, who died at Chesterholm in 1835. The property was passed to his daughter who put it on the market in 1842 but it falied to sell and was occupied by a number of tenants until 1863 when it was acquired by John Clayton of Chesters. It remained in his estate until it was put up for auction in 1929, when it was bought by Eric Birley who made it his home until 1950 when it was gain sold. Chesterholm remained in private hands until 1974 when it was purchased by the Vindolanda Trust (founded in 1970) to be made into a museum