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THE LUNT IS CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2019:| 10:00 - 15:30 Monday - Friday | For 2019:The Lunt opens in February to schools. The Lunt will be open to public in the Easter half term for two weeks between Monday 15th and Friday 26th April it will then open again for the Summer Holidays. The Lunt will be open for the last time during the October half term.
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Barrack Blocks

Archaeologists have identified six barrack blocks in the area to the north of the Principia at the Lunt. They are long thin buildings made from timber with a wattle and daub infill.

Each of these blocks would have housed a century of 80 Roman soldiers and all their equipment. Often barrack blocks have ten rooms of eight men each, with a suite of two rooms at the end for the Centurion. The blocks at the Lunt have 12 and 13 rooms. Usually each room had sleeping space for 6 men, as two men would always be on guard. In one of the barrack blocks at the Lunt there was a room containing a water tank at one end. It has been suggested that this room was used by the Centurion for washing.