This is the site of the Roman fort known as Longovicium. It was rectangular in shape and had four gates. A ditch surrounded it; in some places a second ditch was also dug. Archaeologists have found the remains of the headquarters buildings, a bathhouse and some barrack buildings. It was built in the mid 1st century AD and was in use through the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. The remains of the large stone walls can still be seen in places. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)
Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Monument|
National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1002361
|Event(s):||Geophysical and topographical surveys, Lanchester Roman Fort 1991; Geoquest Associates|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Lanchester
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