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Longshaws Roman Camp (Meldon)

These are the remains of a temporary Roman camp. It is one of the best preserved in the north of England. The defences include a wide rampart and has two widely spaced ditches. The fort stands at a point where the river is eroding its south bank.

Reference number:N11036
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, The Roman fortlet at Longshaws, Northumberland 1984; RCHME

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Source of Reference
Local History of Meldon


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