Keys to the Past

Roman Fort, Lavatrae, Bowes (Bowes)

The Roman (AD43 to 410) fort at Bowes was known by the Latin name Lavatrae. Only the ramparts on the south and west sides can be seen. It was built in the 2nd century and was in use until the late 4th century. Archaeologists have found the remains of buildings from the 3rd and 4th centuries, some made of wood and others of stone. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D2044
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1002316
Event(s):Roman Military North Project 1971 - 1985; Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bowes


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