Pons Aelius

Pons Aelius (Latin: Aelian Bridge) or Newcastle Roman Fort was an auxiliary castra and small Roman settlement on Hadrian's Wall in the Roman province of Britannia Inferior (Upper Britain - The Romans judged distances by proximity to Rome, therefore north England is inferior as it is farther away). It is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne in Newcastle upon Tyne (grid reference NZ249645), in the North East of England, in the ceremonial county of Tyne and Wear. Its location is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of Chester-le-Street and 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of South Shields. The name of the place derives from the important ancient bridge across the Tyne.

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... (Ebchester) and 8 miles (13 km) south from Pons Aelius (Newcastle upon Tyne) ... The fort was situated on another road, Cade's Road, leading from York to Pons Aelius ... The road north to Pons Aelius passes west of the fort and made monitoring of traffic easy ...