Category: Brigantia

Catterick Roman Fort, North Yorkshire

Catterick – North Yorkshire The Fort at Catterick. It has an unusual shape due to multiple fort plans being overlayed on it. Originally it was a Roman fort, but a settlement soon sprang up outside the fort, which soon dominated the fort, and Catterick became one of the most important ‘Small towns’ in the north …

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Barnard Castle Roman Ford, County Durham

Roman Ford – Startforth – Barnard Castle, County Durham This page is an initial research report for the Roman Ford on the River Tees at Barnard Castle, the specific place name – Startforth is a corruption of “Street Ford” meaning a ford for a Roman road which crossed the Tees here. Current research indicates the …

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Eboracum, York, North Yorkshire

Eboracum Altar from Micklegate, York. “To the African, Italian and Gallic Mother Goddesses Marcus Minucius Audens, soldier of the 6th Legion Victrix and a pilot of the 6th Legion, willingly, gladly and deservedly fulfilled his vow”. Audens will have been responsible for guiding vessels up the Ouse to York. Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for …

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Fremington Hagg Cavalry Hoard, North Yorkshire

Fremington Hagg Roman Cavalry Hoard The Fremington hoard was found sometime prior to 1833 and the objects were presented to the Yorkshire museum, further items however, were later presented to the British Museum in 1880 and there has be conjecture as to if both collections were from the same, or different hoards. Both however are …

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Catterick Marching Camp, North Yorkshire

Roman Marching Camp – Catterick, North Yorkshire OS Ref: SE231991 OSMap: Landranger 99 Size; (160+ x c.230 m) 9 acres (3.6 ha). Discovered only recently by air survey and geophysics, this camp lies on the alluvial plain of the River Swale, on the south bank of the river just north east of Catterick racecourse. The …

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Rey Cross Marching Camp, Cumbria

Rey Cross Marching Camp Images from Rey Cross. Rey Cross is one of the largest marching camps known in Britain, it is large enough to hold more thasn two legions (and therefore did) and has been dated to c. 71 A.D. The Roman marching camp at Rey Cross is split by the A 66 trunk …

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Malham Marching Camp, North Yorkshire

Malham Roman marching camp Around 70 AD Cerialis the new Governer of Britain ordered two of his legions advance on the Brigantes of Yorkshire. From the South west (North Wales?) came the XX legion commanded by Agricola. Their mission was to meet the IX legion at Stanwick to attack King Venutius. Was this legionary marching …

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Stanwick Hill Fort, Forcett, North Yorkshire

Stanwick Iron Age Hill Fort This note describes a partial perimeter walk of the largest hill fort in England. This walk covers some six miles and takes in the major extend of the fort and covers the two stages in it’s development. Location:: O/S 1:50,000 map 92 ref, 178123 Stanwick is very close to the …

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Braithwaite Wood, Coverham, North Yorkshire

Braithwaite Wood Iron Age Fort – East Witton Braithwaite Wood as it appears on the 1850’s OS map. Part of the ramparts of Braithwaite Wood fort. Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for the site here

Castle Steads, Coverham, North Yorkshire

Castle Steads Iron Age Hill Fort – Coverham Castle Steads as it appears on the 1850’s OS map. The western side of Castlew Steads. Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for the site here

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