Tag: Fort

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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Sep 30

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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Sep 30

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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Sep 30

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

Sep 30

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

Sep 30

Maiden Castle, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

Maiden Castle – Pooley Bridge, Cumbria A superbly circular “fort”, built on the side of the hill, which seems to be a Brigantian fashion (see below). This is built with two rampart walls and a very narrow ditch between – 1-2m. If these were defences, they seem pretty slight. In it’s way, a miniature version …

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Sep 28

Barwick in Elmet, West Yorkshire

Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill – Barwick in Elmet Air photo (W Yorks Metropolitan CC) and 1908 OS map entry for Barwick in Elmet, the later Bailey tower can be clearly seen, the larger enclosure of the earlier Iron age fort can be seen. Description “The scale and function of the earthworks, which may …

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Sep 28

Scoles Coppice, South Yorkshire

Scoles Coppice Little is known about the camp at Scholes Coppice, but it’s small size and proximity to Roman Rig mean it could well have been used as a patrol fort for the Roman Rig defense. This is the 1850’s os map showing Scoles Coppice camp, the Roman Rig dyke runs a few hundred meters …

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