UK£49,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant may bring fame to Epiacum

Many travelers to England are familiar with the country's famous Roman forts, but Elaine Edgar is hoping that a UK£49,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant will help bring fame and visitors to a lesser-known site, Epiacum.

Located in the North Pennines in Northumberland, Epiacum is believed to have been "an essential part of the empire." Previous excavations have uncovered "the remains of several bastle houses but the fort, with seven layers of defences and bath house, headquarters building and civilian settlement."

Site managers plan to use the lottery money to improve and promote Epiacum as an important part of Roman settlement in nothern England.