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Barnard Castle Roman Ford, 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 ford was last recorded more than one hundred years …

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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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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

Images from Rey Cross. Rey Cross is one of the largest marching camps known in Britain, it is large enough to hold more than 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 road. The camp is …

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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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Dundon Hill, Somerset

Dundon Hill – Somerset Dundon Hill as it appears on the 1850 OS map. There is a plan and short description in volume 2 of the Victoria County History for Somerset (pages 490-1). Ian Burrow’s Hillfort and Hill-top Settlement in Somerset in the First to Eighth Centuries has a more recent (but less detailed) description …

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Norham, Northumberland

Norham Fort – Northumberland 1850 map showing the entrenchments recently ‘discovered’. Iron Age ramparts unearthed Aug 7 2002 By The Evening Chronicle Startling new evidence of an Iron Age hillfort has been unearthed in Northumberland with the help of satellite technology. Experts examining land at Norham Castle, on the south bank of the River Tweed, …

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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.

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