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sarcanon
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While doing some research I just came across another mention of Vindolanda during the interval between Horsley and Hedley. That would be Rev. J. Brand's History and antiquities of the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne published in two volumes in 1789. In an Appendix entitled The Roman Wall, he describes all the forts along the way. On page 610, he describes Vindolanda, or as he calls it, Little Chesters:

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From House-Steeds to the station of Little Chesters, which is considerably to the south of both the walls, it measures about a mile and three quarters. It stands close to the military way, which proceeds like the string of a bow, in a straight course from Wal∣wick-Chesters to Caervorran. I was at Little Chesters, October 8th, 1783, and found the ramparts and pretorium still distinguishable. A stone, with an inscription, which I could not make out, is built up in the western gable end of a cottage a little westward of this fort A remarkable pillar or milliary stone stands a little to the east of this station, adjoining to the military way of Severus. I was informed of another to the west of the station. I procured here a small stone, with the rude sculpture of a Roman soldier, holding a spear in one hand and a patera in the other, with some fragments of Roman pottery. I saw here also several ornamented fragments of stones--one in the form of a pine apple, and heard of No. XI. mentioned in Warburton, p. 7, line 7th..From Little Chesters to Great Chesters, the distance is three miles three quarters...

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