Keys to the Past

Vicus at Bowes Roman Fort (Bowes)

These are the remains of a Roman settlement or vicus next to the Roman fort of Lavatrae. Excavations in 1999 showed that the settlement was a well-planned village. Pottery made in Britain, France and elsewhere in the Roman Empire was found. The site appears to have been in use throughout the period of Roman rule in Britain.

Reference number:D2045
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1002316
Event(s):Geophysical survey and evaluation at The Annums, Bowes, 2000 - 2001; Archaeological Services Durham University
Archaeological evaluation at Holme Lea, Bowes 2008; The Archaeological Practice Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bowes

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