Ravenglass (Glannaventa) Bath House – Quick Facts
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- Built near the Roman fort of Glannaventa (market of the shore) and harbour.
- Turf and timber fort built around AD 130 during Hadrian’s reign.
- Stone fort walls built in the early 3rd century.
- Fort garrisoned by the Cohors Primae Aelia Classica (First Cohort of the Aelian Fleet).
Bath House Walls
- Some of the highest Roman walls in Britain at 12-13 feet.
- Two distinct rooms – one enclosed within four walls.
- A doorway with a partial arch.
- Plaster finish on the upper half of one brick wall.
- A niche in the wall of the apodyterium (change room).
- Partial buttresses along two of the walls, once necessary to hold up the heavy vaulted roof of the bathhouse.