Category Archive: Roman

Oct 01

The Gallus Frontier – Brigantia against the Romans

The Gallus Frontier – Roman Rig and associated Iron Age Forts   The Gallus frontier, outlined in blue, south of the line, the Roman fortifications, to the north, Venutius’ kingdom. The Frontier changes made by Gallus In “Rome against Caratacus” Graham Webster put forward the proposal that Gallus was forced to remodel the existing Plautian …

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Oct 01

Kilgram Bridge, North Yorkshire

Kilgram Bridge Roman Paved Ford – North Yorkshire Introduction This research report provides information regarding the recent finding of a Roman paved ford at Kilgram, close to Masham in North Yorkshire. The ford is well preserved thanks to it being “protected” by it’s use as a foundation for the Norman bridge built directly over it. …

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Oct 01

Housesteads, Northumberland

Housesteads Roman Fort Images from Housesteads Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for the site here

Oct 01

Greta Bridge Roman Fort, County Durham

Greta Bridge Roman Fort Southern rampart ditches. Southern Rampart ditches. Earthwork outside of the main fort are by the river Greta. “The position at Greta Bridge presents many points of similarity with Bowes, but the rectangular area inclosed is 3 acres, and the earthworks are more perfect, espacially on the south, where there is a …

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Oct 01

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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Oct 01

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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Oct 01

Troutbeck Roman Camps, Cumbria

Troutbeck Roman Camps – Cumbria At Troutbeck are three Roman marching camps and a small fort. This could be either a training camp or signs of three campaigns and a later fort. Unfortunately, as with most marching camps, only tantalising glimpses of the earthworks remain, so much so, that we have been unable to get …

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Oct 01

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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Oct 01

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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Sep 30

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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